A Lecture by Leading Expert Dr. Joost Caen, Ph.D.
Join us at Christ Church Greenwich to hear Dr. Joost Caen, visiting professor from the University of Antwerp, and leading authority on stained glass discuss the history, preservation, and art of creating stained glass.
Thursday, February 28
Admission is free and open to all in the greater Greenwich community.
Dr. Caen will share a historical overview, the making of stained glass along with the process of conservation and restoration. He will take questions from the audience following his lecture. There will be a wine and cheese reception after his presentation in the foyer lobby of the chapel at Christ Church Greenwich.
Dr. Joost Caen was born in Roeselare (Flanders – Belgium) in 1959. He studied Monumental Arts and Conservation-Restoration at the National Higher Institute and Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp (now the University of Antwerp) where he obtained his PhD in Conservation-Restoration. Joost is world renowned as a glass artist and a specialist in glass conservation launching his own conservation line in 1988. He is also a professor in the Heritage Department for Conservation Studies at University of Antwerp. His main research focuses on stained glass and plain window glass from the Low Countries (15th to 18th centuries) and he has published several books on this topic with two more in the works. In addition to his published work, Dr. Caen is supervising four PhD students, and actively involved globally in several conservation-restoration projects for important monuments such as the cathedrals of Brussels and Antwerp in Belgium, Leon in Spain and Batalha in Portugal as well as the chapel of Peterhouse College in Cambridge, Great Britain.
Besides his work at the university, DR. Caen is also an independent glass artist working in his private studios in Schoten, Belgium and Le Porge, France. His modern glass work is world renowned and highly sought after for both public and personal collections.