The York Glaziers Trust (YGT) is the oldest and largest specialist stained glass conservation studio in Britain, counting amongst its staff an unprecedented four ICON accredited conservators (ACRs) - more than any other studio in the world - and 17 permanent members of staff. The YGT is a charitable trust dedicated to the care and conservation of historic stained glass in York Minster and throughout the UK, and is a centre of excellence for conservation, innovation, research, and training.
The Trust undertakes conservation projects on behalf of owners and custodians of stained glass of all periods, in historic and modern buildings, from great cathedrals to the smallest of parish churches, in museums and art galleries, and in private collections. Based in a workshop in the centre of the historic city of York, the Trust offers a wide-ranging service, including conservation, repair and protection of medieval stained glass, of enamel painted glass of the 17th century and Georgian era, of Victorian and Edwardian stained glass, of twentieth-century windows and of historic plain glazing. Our team also provide an unparalleled advisory service, which includes technical and art historical analysis, as well as specialist environmental monitoring and photography.
The team at YGT are proud to congratulate conservator Laura Tempest on successfully being awarded her accreditation from the Institute of Conservation (ICON). Becoming an accredited conservator-restorer (ACR) demonstrates that an individual practitioner has an in-depth knowledge of conservation, sound judgement, a high degree of competence and professionalism, and a thorough understanding of the principles and ethics which underpins their practice.Read more…
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