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The first part of a three-year project with Lichfield Cathedral has been revealed to visitors to the cathedral, with the installation of two new touchscreens.
‘Discover Lichfield Cathedral’, an ongoing project with Christianity and Culture, focuses on specific elements of the cathedral’s heritage. This first stage explores the recently-completed conservation of the famous stained glass of the Lady Chapel. Originally made for the abbey of Herkenrode in modern-day Belgium, this magnificent 16th century glass was bought for Lichfield in the early 1800s in the tumult of the Napoleonic wars. The new touchscreens enable visitors to discover the meaning of the scenes and figures depicted, learn about the process of conserving the glass, and its journey to Lichfield.
Over the next two years the project will focus on Lichfield’s rich Anglo-Saxon past, as visitors will find out about the 8th century St Chad Gospels, St Chad’s significance in spreading Christianity, his now-lost medieval shrine, and the Lichfield Angel sculpture.
The two new touchscreens can be found in the welcome area and in the Lady Chapel of Lichfield Cathedral, in Staffordshire.