If you have interesting or relevant material please forward it by email to Helen Bower at conservation@bsmgp.org.uk

Please note that reports cannot be reproduced without the permission of the contributors so please check with Helen at the email above in the first instance.

Conservation reports

Winchester Cathedral Presbytery Clerestory Conservation Report from Holy Well (11mb). This comprehensive document details the conservation of the internationally important stained glass by Thomas of Oxford from the 15th century, described by Charles Winston as ‘the finest painted glass in England’ and 16th-century glass sponsored by Bishop Fox, carried out by the finest European craftsmen from Germany and the Low Countries. It includes art historical analysis and the conservation record.

Conservation of Ascot Place Grotto by Holywell Glass (1.7 MB)

Conservation of St Alkmunds, Shrewsbury by Holywell Glass (3 MB)

Conservation of St Ambrose, Bournemouth by Salisbury Cathedral Stained Glass (10 MB)

Taunton Priory Comparison Report by Salisbury Cathedral Stained Glass (4.4 MB)

Articles and reviews

British Society of Master Glass Painters 2014 Conference: Stained Glass – The State of the Art: The Politics and Ethics of Conservation, Restoration and the Design of New Stained Glass in Historic Buildings  British Society of Master Glass Painters Newsletter

Conservation of Wells Cathedral Jesse Tree Window  by Holywell Glass British Society of Master Glass Painters Newsletter

Conservation of Chantry Chapel, Ewelme, Oxford by Paula san Casciani British Society of Master Glass Painters Newsletter

Restoration of Horace Walpole’s Glass at Strawberry Hill by Paula san Casciani British Society of Master Glass Painters Newsletter

Conservation of the Sainte Chapelle, Paris by Frederic Pivet British Society of Master Glass Painters Newsletter

Battle of the Bulge by Keith Hill British Society of Master Glass Painters Newsletter

Replacing Wire Ties in situ 1 by Keith Hill British Society of Master Glass Painters Newsletter

Replacing Wire Ties in situ 2 by Rachel Thomas British Society of Master Glass Painters Newsletter

Cleaning Historic Stained Glass Windows by Leonie Seliger Building Conservation

Conservation of Canterbury Cathedral Jesse Tree Window in the Corona Chapel by Cathedral Studio Canterbury Cathedral

Glass Painting Techniques in a Historical Context by Petri Anderson AMGP Building Conservation

Lead in Stained Glass Windows by Sebastian Strobl Building Conservation

Aesthetic Protective Glazing by Mark Bambrough CAMGP Building Conservation

Protective Glazing by Tobeit Curtis and Naomi Luxford Building Conservation

Adhering to the Point: The Use of Adhesives in Stained Glass Restoration by Roberto Rosa Building Conservation

Reference material and links

Cesare Brandi Theory of Restoration, first published 1963. Edited by Guiseppe Basile, English translation by Cynthia Rockwell. Rome: Istituto centrale per il restauro; Florence: Nardini, 2005.
ISBN 13-9788840440897

M. F. Hearn The Architectural Theory of Viollet-le-Duc (1814-1879): Readings and Commentary. MIT Press, 1990.
ISBN 13-9780262720137

International Charter for the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites (THE VENICE CHARTER 1964) www.icomos.org

The Australia ICOMOS Charter for Places of Cultural Significance Burra Charter

CVMA Guidelines for the Conservation and Restoration of Stained Glass www.cvma.ac.uk

The Manifesto of the SPAB www.spab.org.uk