Further work to stained glass windows

More of the Chapel’s stained glass windows have been removed for conservation work.

Mark Bambrough, of the Scottish Glass Centre, said: ‘Due to extreme paint loss, the stained glass windows are being removed to enhance their legibility for the benefit of the congregation and visitors; this is part of a process to return them to their original liturgical and iconographic message. Following removal, the windows will be partially dismantled and missing detail from some of the most important sections, such as heads, inscriptions and hands, will be re-created on to 1mm thick backing glass which can be placed behind the original glass to strengthen up the missing image. In this way all original material is retained. When completed the entire window collection will once more contribute to the worshipping and aesthetic experience of the chapel.’

The windows are from the east end of the Chapel.

Rosslyn Chapel Trust gratefully acknowldges the support of WREN towards the conservation of the stained glass windows.

27 May 2013|Categories: Conservation|
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