Icon Stained Glass Group Conference and AGM
Icon Stained Glass Group
To: Friday 04.10.19
12 College Green
Icon Stained Glass Group Conference: Accommodating the Past
Glass is a fragile medium and historic windows are likely to have been restored multiple times prior to any contemporary conservation project. During these previous restorations, many materials and techniques may have been introduced to the window (e.g. infills, cold-paints, consolidations, plating and structural changes). The production of modern stained glass can also incorporate techniques especially prone to deterioration, such as lacquers, appliqué, etc., all of which influence our conservation methodology. This one-day conference will explore how these issues affect the conservation process and the challenges that can arise.
The conference will take place in the Chapterhouse at Gloucester Cathedral. The renowned collection of stained glass at the cathedral will provide a wonderful backdrop to this event.