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Stained Glass Symposium

Creation, Preservation, Appreciation of Stained Glass

June 19 - June 20, 2015

Washington, DC

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Symposium Theme

Stained glass is an extraordinary facet of the building fabric that serves the simple purpose of separating the interior from the weather and the awe inspiring purpose of painting with light in an ever mutable way. We look to preserve our great stained glass heritage through the exchange of ideas among professionals and by educating the general public to its beauty.

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Friday, June 19

Keynote Speakers

Seven Hundred Years and Counting: Stained Glass Conservation Practice and the European Perspective. Sarah Brown will speak from the dual perspective of a heritage professional responsible for stained glass conservation at one of Europe’s most outstanding stained glass monuments -York Minster -and as an educator, responsible for the only graduate course in stained glass conservation in the English-speaking world. After a twenty-five year career In heritage management and academic research, in 2008 she became director the York Glaziers Trust and Course Director of the University of York’s MA in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management. She is President of the British Corpus Vltrearum and in 2014 was elected chairman of the Institute of Conservation’s Stained Glass Group and General Secretary of the Corpus Vltrearum/ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for the Conservation of Stained Glass.

Anti – Ageing Remedies for Stained Glass. Keith Barley is a member of the international stained glass CVMA/ICOMOS board, CVMA, conservation advisor to the UK, board member of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers Trust. Icon ACR accredited conservator, ICON stained glass section committee member, Fellow of the British Society of Master Glass painters Society, AABC assessor, founder Trustee of the York Stained Glass Centre, Churchill Fellow, sit on The Churches Building Councils Stained Glass Committee, and lover of stained Glass. He wishes to pass on as much information as possible for the preservation of stained glass.
Nine paper presentations will educate, inform and encourage professional discussions on stained glass. Click here to review the full agenda.


Saturday, June 20

Roundtable: Professional/ Technical discussion: The Need for Standards and Guidelines for Stained Glass Conservation in the U.S.

Keith Barley, Conservator, Barley Studios
Sarah Brown, Director, York Glaziers Trust
Arthur J. Femenella, Sr., President, Femenella & Associates
Stephen Hartley, Head of the Preservation Department, Savannah Technical College
James Shepherd, Architect of the Cathedral, Washington National Cathedral

Offsite stained glass tours of several venues will focus on notable windows and recent restorations.


  • APT Member – Full Symposium: $140.00
  • Non-Member – Full Symposium: $190.00
  • Round Table Session ONLY: $20.00
  • Tours of Washington Venues ONLY: $45.00

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