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In glass thy story: a two-day symposium

19/04/2017

In glass thy story: a two-day symposium addressing over 70 years of innovation and iconography in the glass art of British and European churches and cathedrals

This two-day symposium, to be held on 8/9 September 2017, will take place at Robinson College (where John Piper’s Light of the Worldwindow can be seen in the Chapel) and it will explore the shifts in methods, style, and iconography found in glass art for churches and cathedrals over the last 70 years.  It will make reference to European models and influences, and will also address particular exemplars from British churches and cathedrals of all denominations, through which to understand better the challenges and opportunities that are present in the exceptional medium of glass, coloured or plain. The symposium will seek to draw out what glass means theologically as an integral part of a place of worship, a vehicle of light, and a boundary between within/without.

8 & 9 September 2017 at Robinson College Cambridge

Visit the ACE website for a full programme and booking details.

Supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, the Glaziers Trust and the Gibbs Trust.