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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
YGT's Director Launches her New Publication: Apocalypse, The Great East Window of York Minster
The launch of Sarah Brown's eagerly anticipated new volume Apocalypse: The Great East Window of York Minster took place earlier this month, with a large turnout attending the event held in York Minster's North Transept.
YGT Pioneers Ground-Breaking New Conservation Material in Britain
The York Glaziers Trust have used a revolutionary new UV resistant glass at York Minster, to protect the Great East Window. York Minster will be the first building in the UK to use this pioneering new material to protect its ancient stained glass.