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Salisbury and Wiltshire Study Weekend

Thursday 24 - Sunday 27 April 2014



The 2014 Stained Glass Museum Study Weekend will take place in the delightful county of Wiltshire, where we will be based in Salisbury. Some of the highlights include stunning early medieval French glass at Wilton (pictured right), a scheme of early sixteenth-century windows at Fairford, rare seventeenth-century windows by Abraham Van Linge at Lydiard Tregoze, and fine nineteenth and twentieth-century glass in Salisbury Cathedral, where we will also enjoy a three-course dinner in the Chapter House.


We will be staying at Grasmere House, Salisbury, a fine Victorian house with gardens. Situated on the banks of the Rivers Avon and Nadder, Grasmere House is only a few minutes walk from the city centre and has superb Cathedral views.


Our main guide will be Dr David O’Connor, a member of their Corpus Vitrearum Committee who has published widely on medieval and Victorian stained glass windows. He is currently conducting research for the CVMA Summary Catalogue of Wiltshire, where he is now based.

All prices include: travel to all sites, guide-receiving headset and a conference pack with site notes, compiled by Dr Jasmine Allen, Curator.

Residential: £400 including three nights bed and breakfast and evening meals.
Non-residential: £200 (visits and evening meals); £100 (visits only)


Annual Lecture

An Art Illuminated: Stained Glass in British Synagogues - some new research

Dr Sharman Kadish, Director of Jewish Heritage UK

followed by a special tour of New West End Synagogue, Bayswater

Date: Wednesday 23 July 2014

Venue: New West End Synagogue, Bayswater, London

Time:  Lecture at 5.30pm, followed by refreshments. Tour 7.00pm.

Price: £15 in advance; £18 on the door (price includes lecture, kosher snacks and tour)

In this illustrated lecture, Dr Sharman Kadish will introduce the variety of stained glass to be found in synagogues across Britain, casting light on a significant but under-appreciated Jewish art form. She will explore examples from synagogues all over the country, from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, including works by designers David Hillman, Nehemiah Azaz and Roman and Ardyn Halter.

Following the tour, attendees will be given a guideed tour of the New West Ends Synagogue, a beautiful Victorian building with stained glass windows by N.H.J. Westlake and Erwin Bossanyi.

Sharman Kadish is Director of Jewish Heritage UK and the author of a number of publications on Jewish history and heritage, including Jewish Heritage in England and The Synagogues of Britain and Ireland: An Architectural and Social History

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