16 April 2019

Stained Glass – Dealing with Environmental Deterioration Conference

27th March 2019, London, hosted by Historic England

Holy Well Glass were pleased to attend this day conference, which presented the results of Historic England’s research into the design and efficacy of Environmental Protective Glazing (EPG), and at the same time launched the consultation on their forthcoming guidance note ‘Stained glass: Dealing with Environmental Deterioration’ – new guidance on recognising deterioration caused by environmental problems, interpreting the underlying causes, and undertaking remedial action (including installing environmental protective glazing).

Speakers included Tobit Curteis, Leonie Seliger, Steve Clare, Andrew Arrol, Chris Wood, Giles Proctor, and Robyn Pender, covering aspects of the protection of stained glass endangered by environmental deterioration: practical conservation and research, case studies, and planning issues.

Steve Clare’s presentation dealt head on with the controversial subject of the aesthetic impact of EPG and gave an impassioned personal view of the complexities involved in applying this major architectural invention, both to major buildings such as King’s College Chapel and Lichfield Cathedral, but also crucially to small parish churches.

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