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Title: Het kunsthistorisch onderzoek van de monumentale glasschilderkunst in Vlaanderen
Subtitle: Een status quaestionis
Author(s): MANDERYCK, Madeleine
Journal: Tijdschrift voor Interieurgeschiedenis en Design
Volume: 34    Date: 2005   
Pages: 175-193
DOI: 10.2143/GBI.34.0.2017760

Abstract :
The Art-Historical Study of Stained-Glass in Flanders. A Status Quaestionis

The study of historical stained-glass in Flanders began in the 19th century. The Royal Commission for Monuments played an important role through its attention to this historical patrimony. In the run-up to the Second World War, the most important stained-glass ensembles in Belgium were removed to safety. This offered a chance to systematically photograph and document all the historical stained-glass windows. In order to publicise this information and facilitate further art-historical research, the Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi was set up in 1952. As of now, documentation of all the historical stained-glass in Belgium to 1550 has been published. The renewed conceptions concerning the conservation and restoration of stained-glass, starting in the 1990s, has created a significant stimulus for the art-historical study of stained-glass in Flanders. Art historians and restorers are carrying out research and shedding light on the art of glass.

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