The Stained
Glass Museum

Current Exhibitions / Displays
Burne-Jones glass from the Old Meeting House, Birmingham
Four panels of stained glass designed by Edward Burne-Jones and made by Morris & Co for a now demolished Church in Birmingham are currently on temporary display in the Museum's gallery.

Geoffrey Clarke: A new spirit in stained glass

A celebration of the Museum's recently conserved modern stained glass panels by Geoffrey Clarke (1924-2014), accompanied by photographs, sketch designs and information about the conservation of the panels.


Current Exhibitions
Paradise and Other Places
Images inspired by the divine and the everyday

By Mick Abbott

An Exhibition at Ely Cathedral in conjunction with The Stained Glass Museum
14 June - 15 July 2016

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Paradise and Other Places celebrates the rich and inspiring cultural heritage of Ely Cathedral and its spiritual resonance today. Mick Abbott’s large-scale drawings and paintings have been inspired by the heavenly splendour of Ely Cathedral’s architecture and artworks found in the building as well as the collection of the Stained Glass Museum. as well as the collection of the Stained Glass Museum. Combining architectural and decorative features found in the building with religious themes and contemporary portraits of local people Mick’s artwork connects the past and the present, the human and the divine. From the hidden carved medieval misericords which provide a whimsical complement and sometimes irreverent contrast to the vibrant beauty of the colourful patterns and images present in its stained glass windows, a little bit of paradise is to be found in every corner of this incredible place.

Mick Abbott is a full-time artist and divides his time between Cambridge and Brittany, in France. He was also an art teacher at Comberton Village College for more than 20 years. He has held artistic residences at Tintern Abbey (2014); and several National Trust properties including Newark Park and Hanbury Hall (2011). This latest project, jointly curated by The Stained Glass Museum and Ely Cathedral, is the culmination of a year’s work. On selected days during the exhibition Mick will drawing and painting in the south-west transept.

Paradise and Other Places is a free exhibition in the south-west transept of Ely Cathedral*
The Exhibition runs 14 June – 15 July 2016 and has been jointly curated by The Stained Glass Museum and Ely Cathedral.

*Please note usual admission charges apply to accessing other areas of Ely Cathedral and The Stained Glass Museum


Forthcoming Exhibitions in Museum Shop


Frans Wesselman

'More Small Adventures'

An exhibition of stained glass and prints

22 July - 2 September 2016

From left to right. Angel, Cat Lady, Ariel.

Frans Wesselman is a painter, etcher and stained glass artist. Wesselman initially trained to be an art teacher, and studied printmaking and photography at art college in the Netherlands before moving to Ireland and then London. He is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.

He first began making stained glass just before the Millenium after a visit to Salisbury Cathedral where he saw Gabriel Loire’s Prisoner of Conscience window which left a great impression. He found the process of making stained glass panels not too dissimilar to printmaking, as both require thinking in layers.
Much of Wesselman’s artwork has a strong sense of narrative and combines biographical experiences with studies from natural life, as well as popular religious and historical themes. This exhibition brings together a collection of prints and stained glass panels on the theme of ‘small adventures’.

The exhibition runs from 22 July until 2 September and in the Museum Shop (free entry*)
*Please note usual admission charges apply to accessing The Stained Glass Museum gallery




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