The conservation of historic stained glass is an essential and vibrant element in the stained glass sector. Conservation is the art of studying a window's history as part of preserving it for future generations to enjoy. It often involves collaborations between conservators, art historians, conservation architects and scientists. The conservation working group will be pleased to offer advice about such collaborations.
We work with fellow organisations and professionals to engender an atmosphere of friendship and collaboration within the conservation fraternity in the UK and beyond.
The working group reports regularly to the Council of the British Society of Master Glass Painters. It now includes individuals who are also committee members of the Icon stained glass section committee, professionals from a range of the leading conservation studios, and the Master of the Glaziers Company. We are also very happy that we have a leading art historian of the 19th century period, who will act as an advocate for work of that period. We are very grateful to these individuals for agreeing to contribute, and are greatly encouraged that there is an emphasis on youth within our group, as well as the more established members.
Conservation Working Group:
Steve Clare (Chair) ACR FMGP - Stained glass conservator by Royal Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen
Sarah Knighton ACR - Workshop manager at Holy Well Glass
Sarah Jarron MA, ACR - Chair of ICON stained glass group
Fernando Cortés Pizano MA - Fernando studied History of Art in Madrid followed by an MA in Stained Glass Conservation in Antwerp has worked at several cathedral studios.
Martin Crampin MA PhD - Art Historian who published ‘Stained Glass in Wales’ online catalogue and author of ‘Stained Glass from Welsh Churches’
Andy Lane - Master, Worshipful Company of Glaziers
Helen Bower BA, MA, SPAB Fellow has extensive experience at the V&A, York Glaziers Trust and Holy Well Glass and is the point of contact for conservation matters. firstname.lastname@example.org