Over 50 Years of Excellence in Stained Glass Craft and Conservation
Completion of the Conservation of Phase I of York Minster's Great East Window
On 31 March 2016 the York Glaziers Trust celebrated with all the teams at York Minster the delivery of the York Minster Revealed project, on time and on budget. The YMR project, sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the York Minster Fund, started in 2011 as a £20 million investment to restore and conserve the stone and glass of the Minster’s majestic East End.
YGT Assist Top Architectural Photographer in Minster Photoshoot
When Hasselblad cameras asked the YGT for help in arranging a York Minster photo-shoot, we were more than happy to provide it. We have been using a Hasselblad digital camera system for over three years now and are delighted with the results and the quality of the images.
YGT Hosts Visit From Japanese Stained Glass Specialists
On 29 May 2014, the Trust hosted a visit by Japanese stained glass artist, conservator, and historian Masato Shida, and photographer Takuji Shimmura. Masato has published widely in Japan on the subject of stained glass and is an expert on French stained glass following many years living and studying there. In a new role, Masato has been commissioned to assist in the development of Japan's first museum of stained glass, which is due to open in 2015 in the city of Kakegawa.
YGT's Director Launches her New Publication: Apocalypse, The Great East Window of York Minster
The launch of Sarah Brown's eagerly anticipated new volume Apocalypse: The Great East Window of York Minster took place earlier this month, with a large turnout attending the event held in York Minster's North Transept.
YGT Pioneers Ground-Breaking New Conservation Material in Britain
The York Glaziers Trust have used a revolutionary new UV resistant glass at York Minster, to protect the Great East Window. York Minster will be the first building in the UK to use this pioneering new material to protect its ancient stained glass.
Tate Britain Window by Artist Richard Wright Made and Installed by YGT
The York Glaziers Trust have completed the making and installation of a brand new window for Tate Britain's Millbank foyer, designed by Turner Prize winning artist Richard Wright. The window uses only clear handmade glass, and a delicate geometric leaded design set within an elegant metal framework.
Princess Beatrice and the Archbishop Visit the Studio
In August 2012 Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York visited the studio, accompanied by the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu. She met the conservators working on the conservation of the Minster's Great East Window, and saw some of the panels currently being worked on.