York plays host to the 27th International Colloquium of the Corpus Vitrearum
The 27th Colloquium of the Corpus Vitrearum was hosted by the British CVMA in York at the beginning of July and the historic city provided the ideal setting for the international gathering of colleagues and friends to present their recent research and engage in productive discussions. Staff members from YGT attended two days of lectures on the theme 'Word and Image' which explored the multifaceted roles of inscriptions and the interplay between text and image in stained glass. YGT staff were able to catch up with colleagues from different studios from all over the world, and make new connections with CVMA members, including authors, conservators, researchers and experts in the field of stained glass
The lectures were complemented by site visits to parish churches around York and to York Minster. Delegates were able to visit the 'Orb' in the Minster, where they saw conserved panels from the Great East Window on display, and learn about the conservation approach taken in this project by YGT.
The week long conference was organised by YGT director Sarah Brown, who is the current chairman of the British CVMA.