Pictures: Magnificent stained glass panels return to York Minster
Back in May, YorkMix reported that work had begun on a £5 million project to conserve one of the largest surviving narrative stained glass windows in the world.
Experts removed all 152 panels from the St Cuthbert Window – many of which are nearly 600 years old – to be cleaned and repaired.
Now some of those panels are back to their glorious best, and taking centre stage at an exhibition in the Minster.
Conservators from York Glaziers Trust installed the panels to the cathedral’s Light, Glass & Stone: Conserving the St Cuthbert Window exhibition, which opened in June.
During conservation work experts at the trust have found a technique dating from the 12th century was used in the creation of the panel, demonstrating the level of glazing expertise and skill in the city when the window was created around 1440, and the care and prestige given to the figure of St Cuthbert as one of northern England’s most significant saints.
Some of the restored panels show the blue-clad saint performing miracles.
You can see the restored stained glass at the York Minster exhibition until January 2024.