Study Weekend 2017 - North East Wales and Chester
North East Wales & Chester
Thursday 20 April - Sunday 23 April 2017
The Museum's 2017 Study Weekend will take place in North East Wales and Chester. The Welsh counties of Denbighshire and Flintshire are home to the most significant medieval stained glass to be found in Wales, as well as a range of stunning glass from the 19th and 20th centuries. The ancient Roman fortress of Chester, in north-west England, and its Cathedral dedicated to Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary has representative examples of stained glass from several significant Victorian studios, as well as notable modern windows by Alan Younger and Rosalind Grimshaw.
We are pleased to offer in 2017 a Student Bursary place for a student to attend our Study Weekend. For more information about our Student Bursary, download an Application form (word.doc / PDF)
We will be staying at the Rossett Hall Hotel, near Chester, at the gateway to North Wales. The hotel is 10 minutes’ drive from Chester and Wrexham, where there are rail stations with connections to London (Euston) and Birmingham. Free car parking for guests is available at the hotel.
Prices (per person)
£425 Residential single occupancy (inc. three nights bed & breakfast & evening meals)
£400 Residential double/twin occupancy (inc. three nights bed & breakfast & evening meals)
Non-residential (PLACES LIMITED - Residential places are given priority booking):
£200 Non-Residential and dinners
£100 Non-Residential (visits only)
For more information and to book a place download a Booking Form
Image: Salome presenting to her mother the head of John the Baptist on a plate, early 16th Century, Gresford Parish church. (C) Martin Crampin
Science and Stained Glass - Lecture
Science and Stained Glass
A lecture by Dr David Dungworth (Historic England)
Saturday 20 May 2017, 7pm
This lecture has been organised by The Stained Glass Museum for Ely Cathedral Science Festival
Stained glass is a unique and colourful art, popular since the medieval period. But what can science tell us about the making of stained glass windows? Find out more about the ingredients used in glass manufacture, the techniques of forming, colouring and decorating stained glass.
David Dungworth is a heritage scientist with Historic England who has investigated the manufacture of metal and glass objects. He obtained a PhD from Durham University on the use of bronze and brass during the Iron Age and Roman periods in northern Britain through chemical analysis (XRF). After working for the University of Sheffield, David began work with English Heritage in 1999. He co-directed the excavation of the 17th-century glass production site at Silkstone, South Yorkshire and has carried out the scientific investigation of glass from Silkstone and many other sites in England. David has carried out the scientific examination of hundreds of fragments of historic window glass, including stained glass from Hampshire, Yorkshire and Warwickshire.
The Stained Glass Museum runs a variety of events throughout the year.
Click here to read about past events.
The Stained Glass Museum holds an annual leavture in the summer each yuear, and a series of autumn lectures in the autumn. Click here to read about upcoming lectures.