Friday, July 6, 2012

Sacred Spaces, ctd

Scientists are using Cold War technology to attempt to reassemble the stained glass that was removed from Coventry Cathedral in England, before the building was bombed to shreds in the Second World War.
Coventry Cathedral, mosaics

"Experimental software developed to reassemble Cold War documents may soon shed light on the mysteries surrounding around 5,000 medieval stained-glass fragments from Coventry Cathedral, as well as on the work of John Thornton, one of England’s greatest stained-glass artists. The British arm of the World Monuments Fund is funding a project to prevent the glass from deteriorating.

"The glass was removed from the cathedral before German air raids left the building a shattered ruin during the Second World War. The majority of the pieces have remained disassembled ever since, and have been stored in poor conditions next to the building’s boiler."

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