The Stained Glass Museum is governed by a Board of Trustees, who bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the Museum. The Stained Glass Museum is registered with the Charity Commission and holds Full Accredited status with the Arts Council.
Sarah Brown is a Senior Lecturer at the University of York specialising in stained glass, its history and conservation. She joined the History of Art Department in 2008 having previously worked for the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England and English Heritage. Sarah is also Director and Chief Executive of the York Glaziers Trust, a conservation studio responsible for the care of the stained glass of York Minster. Sarah is also Chairman of the British committee of the Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi (CVMA).
Anna Eavis began her career at the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. She is currently Curatorial Director of English Heritage, and in this role she is in charge of the research, conservation, interpretation, publishing and education resources of English Heritage designated sites and properties. Anna is also a member of the British committee of the Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi (CVMA).
Martin Harrison is a British curator of and writer about art and photography. He is author of Victorian Stained Glass (1980) and was the first Curator of the Stained Glass Museum when it opened to the public in 1979. Since, he has curated exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum and National Portrait Gallery in London, and others in Italy, the United States, Mexico, and Germany. Martin is one of the foremost scholars of British artist Francis Bacon, and has published several books about his work. He is currently editing The Francis Bacon Catalogue Raisonné.
Malcolm Leith is management consultant who has work in many private sector businesses and government organisations in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. He specalises in organisational change and managing large complex business and IT programmes. He is a former trustee and treasurer of the Glaziers Foundation and Trust, the charitable arms of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers, London. Since 2008, using his management consulting experience and skills, Malcolm has focussed on providing pro bono business and management advice to charities in East Anglia and London.
Prof. Jean-Michel Massing is a Professor in History of Art and a Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge. He has published widely on numerous topics including Late Medieval and Early Modern European art, iconography, European/Non-European influences, travel imagery, and African art. He has been a major contributor to large exhibitions, such as Circa 1492: Art in the Age of Exploration, held at the National Gallery of Art in Washington in 1991-1992, and Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th centuries, held in Washington (2007), in Brussels (2008) and in Lisbon ( 2009).
Dr Richard Shephard MBE DL is a well-known composer. He has written operas, operettas, musicals, orchestral works, music for television, and chamber music but is perhaps best known for his choral works. He was Headmaster of York Minster School, 1985-2004, and from 2004 to 2014 was Director of Development, responsible for raising the money to fund the restoration of the stone and glass on the east front of the Minster. He was Chamberlain of the Minster for nearly thirty years, having a liturgical responsibility for singing the daily office, and in 2015 was appointed, by the Archbishop of York, a lay canon and member of the Chapter of York. Dr Shephard has been a Visiting Professor in the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, and is a Visiting Fellow in the Music Department of the University of York. He is a recipient of a Lambeth Doctorate, and holds honorary doctorates from both York and Sewanee.
David Way read law at Cambridge and qualified as a solicitor in the City. He has worked as a lawyer ever since, spending a few years with a major Accounting firm, but then in law firms.
He specialises in the area of taxation/ trusts/ related areas including charities. He is a member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners ( STEP) including its Philanthropy group, and the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. He is a trustee of a number of private trusts and several charities. David also has a keen interest in art and ecclesiastical heritage.
Dr Jeffrey West (Chairman) is a historic buildings and artefacts specialist with wide managerial and professional experience within the ecclesiastical heritage sector. He gained his PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art and is a specialist in medieval art and architecture. For many years he was Senior Advisor on the Statutory Advisory Committee on Closed and Closing Churches, and before that was Secretary on the Advisory Board for Redundant Churches. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.
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