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CONF: Ghent Altarpiece, 2nd International Study Day (Ghent, 11 Sep 2018)

Ghent University, Aula Academica, Voldersstraat 9, September 11, 2018

The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels) and Ghent University (UGent) are pleased to announce the 2nd Ghent Altarpiece International Study Day on 11 September 2018 in Ghent. This event takes place one day before the renowned Symposium XXI for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting in Brussels (12-14 September 2018).
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University of York MA in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management


The University of York’s MA in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management is pleased to announce the numerous scholarship and funding opportunities available for students starting in September 2016.

This MA is the only course in Britain for the study of stained glass conservation and remains the only programme in the English-speaking world.  York has unmatched resources in the Minster and city churches, its leading conservation studios and the Department’s lively Stained Glass Research School. This innovative programme offers an integrated study of stained glass and its conservation. Taught in partnership with the Department of Archaeology, the programme provides training for a variety of employment in stained glass conservation workshops, cultural heritage management, arts administration, administration of historic buildings and museums, and for higher research degrees.

We are happy to announce that The York Glaziers Trust will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2017, and as part of its celebrations will be awarding one MA in Stained Glass student entering in 2016 a £10,000 scholarship for the two year programme (open to UK/EU/Overseas applicants).  There will also be funding available from the Worshipful Company of Glaziers, NADFAS (National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies) and we will be announcing some further scholarships soon.

Stained Glass students are also eligible to apply for the following History of Art scholarships: WRoCAH Research Preparation Masters scholarships and the Ede & Ravenscroft Bridge Scholarship in History of Art (Please note that these scholarships will only apply to Year 1 of the SG MA). Details of these two scholarships can be found here. 2016 also sees the introduction of the New Postgraduate Loans Scheme. There is also a York Graduate Loyalty Discount for continuing York students. A full list of overseas funding opportunities can be found here.

Summer Course in Technical Art History, Institute of Fine Arts, New York

4 Mark sharpening his quill in French Renaissance Book of Hours as a scribe Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, The National Trust. Ms 20, f. 13v.

Summer Course in Technical Art History: The Artist’s Book: Materials and Processes (June 9-20, 2014)

New York University, Institute of Fine Arts, Conservation Center
Application deadline: Mar 24, 2014

The Conservation Center is pleased to announce the Summer Institute in Technical Art History 2014, a two-week intensive course in technical art history for students currently enrolled in or completing a doctoral program in the US and Canada.  This year’s topic will be The Artist’s Book: Materials and Processes.  Made possible through the generous support of the Mellon Foundation, the course can accommodate 15 doctoral students for activities that range from lectures, gallery tours, hands-on studio sessions and much more.

Please visit our website for more information, including how to apply, at

Medieval Art at the Mellon – the Ranworth rood screen

As the Mellon Centre for British Art continues to increasingly expand their focus beyond the eighteenth century, the first in a planned series of One Object, Three Voices will focus on the spectacular painted rood screen at Ranworth. The church, a short distance outside Norwich, is outstanding even among the screens of the county as a survival showing remarkable completeness of its imagery and exceedingly high quality artistry.

Ranworth Church - rood screen
(Photo by Spen Valley Wander on flickr)

The three voices will be a conservator, an art historian and the rector of the church itself:
Lucy Wrapson (Hamilton-Kerr Institute)
Paul Binski (University of Cambridge)
Nicholas Gerrard (St Mary’s, Ranworth)

The lecture will take place at the Paul Mellon Centre, 16 Bedford Square (Tubes Russell Square, Holborn or Tottenham Court Rd.) on the 20th November at 5:45.

Advance booking is essential: email Ella Fleming, on efleming@paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk, at least two
days in advance.

Stained glass museum annual lecture


The director of the York Glaziers’ Trust, Sarah Brown will be giving this year’s annual lecture for the Ely Stained Glass Museum in London. The topic of the paper will be “‘The conservation of a medieval master-piece: John Thorntonʼs stained glass Apocalypse in York Minster“.

The lecture will begin at 6pm at Art Worker’s Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London, WCLN 1AT (Tube Russell Square)

Tickets are £6.50 advance and £8 on the door. Phone 01353 660347 or email info@stainedglassmuseum.com to book.