Tiffany Window Dedication at Dunfermline Abbey Church

Tiffany Window Dedication at Dunfermline Abbey Church

Oberlanders were delighted to attend Andrew Carnegie’s Tiffany Window Dedication at Dunfermline Abbey Church. The window was commissioned by Carnegie in 1913 as a memorial for his parents, and was to be installed in Dunfermline Abbey. However, it was deemed too pastoral by the governing heritage body at the time and was in storage or various temporary homes until the 100 year anniversary of Carnegie’s death, created an opportunity to finally fulfil his wishes.

The ceremony marked the official unveiling of the window in its forever home – over 100 years after it was originally gifted. One of a kind, the window was designed and made in the Tiffany Studios, New York, measures 2.5m x 1m and is a fine example of plating, which uses layers of glass built up on top of each other to create particular colour effects. Oberlanders designed the exhibition box which holds and accentuates the windows beautiful features, and in so doing have created a contemplative space within the south aisle. We also redesigned the entrance to the Church to create a more open and accessible layout. The work marks the completion of the first phase of our work for the Church. The next phase will include reconfiguring the landscape and reordering the internal layout.