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Sarah Brown Launches New Book: The Great East Window of York Minster, An English Masterpiece

The York Glaziers Trust's director Sarah Brown has published her latest book on York Minster's Great East Window, in conjunction with Third Millennium Publishing. After an immense process of careful restoration and conservation, the outstanding artistry of the Great East Window has been revealed afresh through state-of-the-art photography that captures the complete sequence of major panels.

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YGT Featured in Tony Robinson's New TV Series

The Trust have welcomed Tony Robinson and his film crew into the workshop this week for recording for his new series Britain's Great Cathedral's. The cathedrals of Canterbury, Salisbury, Liverpool, York, Winchester and Durham each have an hour long episode dedicated to them, with York Minster featuring in the very first episode.

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Conservation Work Completed on York Minster's Great East Window

After the windows were removed for conservation in 2008, the final panel of the Great East Window of York Minster has now been installed, concluding one of the largest and most significant conservation programmes of recent decades in Europe. The fifteenth-century window is regarded as a monumental medieval masterpiece, and is the work of renowned medieval artist John Thornton.

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YGT Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

The York Glaziers Trust is celebrating its 50th anniversary, having been established on the 20th July, 1967. To coincide with the Trust's anniversary, a revised edition of Sarah Brown's Stained Glass in York Minster has been published by Scala in association with the Dean and Chapter of York Minster.

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New Panel Designed and Installed at the Yorvik Viking Centre

As part of the £4 million restoration of the Yorvik Viking Centre in York - a major attraction welcoming millions of visitors annually - Janet Parkin of the York Glaziers Trust has designed and made a panel for their newly expanded museum.

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YGT Director's New Book Launched

To coincide with the upcoming anniversary of the York Glaziers Trust's 50th year, director Sarah Brown, in conjunction with Scala and the Dean and Chapter of York Minster, has published a new edition of her book Stained Glass in York Minster.

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Completion of the Conservation of Phase I of York Minster's Great East Window

On 31 March 2016 the York Glaziers Trust celebrated with all the teams at York Minster the delivery of the York Minster Revealed project, on time and on budget. The YMR project, sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the York Minster Fund, started in 2011 as a £20 million investment to restore and conserve the stone and glass of the Minster’s majestic East End.

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Geoffrey Clarke Panels Conserved for the Stained Glass Museum, Ely

In 2014, the York Glaziers Trust conserved four rare and experimental panels designed by the artist Geoffrey Clarke (1924-2014) on behalf of the Stained Glass Museum, Ely.

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YGT Assist Top Architectural Photographer in Minster Photoshoot

When Hasselblad cameras asked the YGT for help in arranging a York Minster photo-shoot, we were more than happy to provide it. We have been using a Hasselblad digital camera system for over three years now and are delighted with the results and the quality of the images.

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YGT Hosts Visit From Japanese Stained Glass Specialists

On 29 May 2014, the Trust hosted a visit by Japanese stained glass artist, conservator, and historian Masato Shida, and photographer Takuji Shimmura. Masato has published widely in Japan on the subject of stained glass and is an expert on French stained glass following many years living and studying there. In a new role, Masato has been commissioned to assist in the development of Japan's first museum of stained glass, which is due to open in 2015 in the city of Kakegawa.

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