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Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year


  • Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

  • Exhibition room stained glass by Roni Pacht.

    Runner-up in the 2005 Photographic Competition run by Archives &

    Corporate Record Services and open to all members of the College.

    Roni Pacht

    The image Stained glass showing a crowned

    lion from the east window in the Weston Room

    at the Maughan Library in Chancery

    Lane, London WC2. This room stands

    on the site of the former estate of the

    Masters of the Rolls, and fragments

    of mediaeval glass from their chapel

    were incorporated into the windows of this part

    of the building when it was reconstructed in 1898

    as part of the Public Record Office Building.

    Kings College London took over the building,

    known as the Strong-box of the Empire, in the

    1990s. The College cleaned and restored the

    glass as part of its award-winning conversion

    of the building into a library for the

    Schools of its Strand Campus, which

    was officially opened by Her Majesty

    the Queen in 2002. The room also

    houses three monuments to Masters

    of the Rolls, of which the most important is in

    terracotta by Pietro Torrigiano and dates from

    the early sixteenth century, as well as a fine

    late-Victorian mosaic floor, discovered during

    the restoration work.


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