The Art and Science of 19th-Century Stained Glass

A Conference at Oxford



April 22nd – 23rd, 2016  :  Oxford, United KingdomNineteenth Century Stained Glass Flyer

The remarkable revival of the art of stained glass in the nineteenth century sprang from the convergence of an ancient art form with modern science. While nineteenth-century stained glass has been increasingly studied over the last thirty years, this interdisciplinary collaboration has received little sustained scholarly attention. The conference, “The Art and Science of 19th-Century Stained Glass,” will explore the relationships between technological developments and artistic evolutions, chemistry and aesthetics, and modern analytical techniques and our understanding of stained glass works from this period. Over two days scholars, conservators, and historians from both France and Britain will share their research and propose new perspectives on this moment in the art form’s history.



Speakers include:

Viviane Bulckaen, Independent stained glass and glass conservator

David Dungworth, Head of Archaeological Conservation and Technology, Research Group, Historic England

Amélie Duntze, Doctoral candidate, Centre d’histoire espaces et culturels (CHEC), Université Blaise Pascal

Dr. Jean-François Luneau, Associate Professor, Clermont Université, Université Blaise Pascal

Tom Küpper, Head of Glazing Department, Lincoln Cathedral



This conference is supported by the Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities and the Maison Française d’Oxford.





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