Battell Chapel Window Gets a Makeover
This autumn, the tall, stained glass window in the center of Battell Chapel’s altar wall was removed and shipped to the Glass Source in Shelton, Conn., where it was completely disassembled and its 1,800 individual pieces washed and rid of years of built-up grime. When a delegation from Norfolk arrived at the conservation studio on the morning of Feb. 4, glass specialist Michael Skrtic and his crew were putting the pieces back together. The process takes countless dozens of man-hours, but Skrtic expected to finish in mid to late February and, weather permitting, reinstall the window in early March. A second window from the chapel will then be shipped to Shelton for restoration. About a third of the funds needed to restore the Maitland Armstrong windows in the chapel and the Tiffany windows in the small adjoining room have been raised so far through a town-wide appeal and a series of fundraising concerts and teas. More events are planned in upcoming months.