Stained Glass Symposium

Date: June 19 - 20, 2015


Registration is closed.
Call the APT office at 217-529-9039 if you are interested in attending on June 19 or 20.

Washington National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

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.

Friday, June 19 - Click here to view the full agenda of presentations.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Seven Hundred Years and Counting: Stained Glass Conservation Practice and the European PerspectiveSarah 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. For tour details, click here.


Hotel Information
Washington Marriott -Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC  20008
Call the hotel at 1-877-212-5752 and mention you are with the APT Stained Glass Symposium to receive the special rate, or book online.



Other Activities to Enjoy at the Washington National Cathedral
Saturday, June 20
9:00 am  - 3:30 pm  
Cathedral Tours (Open to General Public)
Tickets: Required and can be purchased at through the Washington National Cathedral.  For more information, click here

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Exhibits (Open to General Public)
Location:  Walker Court and Lawn
Tickets: None Required

  • Interactive display that tells the story of stained glass
  • Artisans and craftsmen doing work
  • Traveling  glass  blower for demonstrations
  • Booths with children's activities
  • Tissue paper stained glass for kids
  • Face painting


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