Museum Trustee, Prof. Sarah Brown is awarded the prestigious 2023 Plowden Medal for Conservation
(1 Aug. 2023)
We are delighted to hear that The Stained Glass Museum Trustee Prof. Sarah Brown has been awarded the prestigious 2023 Plowden Medal for Conservation, awarded annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the conservation profession.
This reward is in recognition of Sarah's significant contribution to stained glass conservation. Since 2016, Sarah has been a Trustee of the museum and its Conservation Advisor. She is Director of York Glaziers Trust and Professor at the University of York, where she convenes the MA in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management programme. Sarah is also Chairman of the British committee of the Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi (CVMA).
The Plowden Medal was established in 1999 to commemorate the life and work of the late Hon. Anna Plowden CBE (1938 – 1997), the medal was endowed by the Royal Warrant Holders Association, of which she was Vice-President. It is awarded annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the conservation profession. The award covers all aspects of conservation be they practical, theoretical or managerial – and is open to those working in private practice or institutions.
We are sure you will join us in congratulating Sarah for this fantastic achievement!
Sat, 23 Sep Fabulous Feathers Art Workshop with Jane Fellows
Join local artist, Jane Fellows as she takes you on a brief tour of our museum gallery, encouraging you to notice the various shapes, patterns and use of feathers in our collection of stained glass, old and new. Using this as a starting point you will learn how to create stunning gel plates in various colours, adding feathers and rock salt to reproduce their delicate forms and textures. Printing on to tissue paper to achieve a transparent effect, you’ll have an opportunity to make your final designs into vibrant greetings cards and prints to take home.details...
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Fri, 06 Oct Glass Painting Workshop with Derek Hunt
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