Stained glass window guidance
Historic England have recently published a new guidance document, Stained Glass Windows: Managing Environmental Deterioration, on how to care for stained glass windows and recognise the impact environmental factors have on the state of windows and leading. The document has been developed in close association with the glass conservation community.
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Robyn Pender, Senior Building Conservation Advisor at Historic England said "The publication gives a broad introduction to the types of environmental problems that might be encountered, and the effects these may have on the condition of stained glass windows.
"It will help people to recognise when they might have a problem, so that they can bring in proper expertise to see what is going on, assess damage and, if necessary, come up with plans for treatment."
In addition to this new publication, they have produced a checklist and flowchart to provide guidance to building professionals who do not have experience in assessing stained glass windows, but may have been asked to undertake a basic survey.
You can download the guidance at: https://historicengland.org.uk/images-books/publications/stained-glass-windows-managing-environmental-deterioration/
This article originally appeared under the title, 'Historic England issues new stained glass window guidance'. It was published on the CIAT website on 30 June 2020.
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