PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO MEETING IN FEBRUARY 2014
THURSDAY 6th March 2014: Medieval Stained Glass - Ian Freestone
Saturday 12th April 2014: Visit to Higgins Gallery Bedford, (see our 'outings' page)
Tuesdays 13th May and 10th June 2014 - details to follow
7.15pm Thursday 6th March 2014: (Refreshments from 6.30pm)
Professor Ian Freestone:
New Light on Medieval Stained Glass
With colleagues based in York and Cardiff, Ian Freestone of the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, recently completed a major programme of scientific analysis of medieval stained glass. The project , funded by the Leverhulme Trust, brought together archaeological scientists, art historians and conservators in an attempt to ensure that the contexts of the glass analysed were fully understood. The result is a body of information which is significantly more comprehensive than has previously been possible. It is yielding new insights into glazing practices, the sources of raw materials and the technologies of glass production and colouration.