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Useful Websites

You may find the below links useful. The Stained Glass Museum is not responsible for the content of external websites.

Societies, Associations, and other Organisations:

The British Society of Master Glass Painters, founded in 1921, is Britain’s only organisation devoted exclusively to the art and craft of stained glass.

Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi is an international research project, founded in 1949, to publish all of the remaining medieval glass (up to 1540) in Europe and North America.

Centre International du Vitrail.The International Stained Glass Centre in Chartres, France, established in 1980, promotes the study and conservation of stained glass and encourages contemporary work. The site includes pages in English and German.

Founded in 1968, NADFAS, The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies,is an artsbased charity with over 340 local Decorative and Fine Art Societies in the UK and Mainland Europe.

Vidimus is the only online magazine devoted to medieval stained glass. It appears monthly and subscription is free.

The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass (Stained Glass Repository), which dates back to 1328, is one of the long established Livery Companies forming the backbone of the organisation of the City of London. Their prime focus is the art and craft of historic and contemporary stained and decorative glass for buildings.

The National Monuments Record, Swindon, UK holds a major archive relating to historic British stained glass.

The Ecclesiological Society. Founded in 1879, this is a useful site for those interested in church architecture, liturgy, fittings and furnishings.

The Charles J. Connick Stained Glass Foundation, Ltd. The website contains a good account of the importance of twentieth-century American stained glass, and exists to promote the true understanding of the glorious medium of colour and light and to preserve and perpetuate the Connick tradition of stained glass.

The Kempe Society & Charles Eamer Kempe. This society was set up to promote the work of C.E. Kempe (1837-1907) and his influential firm.

Other Museums, Centres and Galleries:

Hungate Medieval Art is a centre for Medieval Art in Norwich. The Centre currently focuses on medieval stained glass in Norfolk.

The Victoria & Albert Museum, in South Kensington, London has a number of stained glass panels in their collection ranging from the medieval to the modern.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. A selection of this Museum’s stained glass collection can be viewed on this site.

The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York, houses the world’s greatest glass collection and a library of the history, art, and early technology of glassmaking.

Gazetteers of Stained Glass:

Norfolk Churches. A great site with information on churches in the county of Norfolk.

Suffolk Churches. A great website with information on churches in the county of Suffolk.

Norfolk Stained Glass. A useful website which documents stained glass in secular and religious Norfolk buildings.

Stained Glass Records is a database which holds records of stained glass windows in churches in the South and East of England. Counties included are Berkshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Inner London, Kent (West), Outer London (Kent), Outer London (Middlesex), Outer London (Surrey), Surrey, Sussex, and Wiltshire.

Buckinghamshire Stained Glass is an online database of stained glass windows in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Imaging the Bible in Wales is a website which holds images and information about biblical scenes, characters and subjects from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Stained Glass Artists and Designers:

Henry Thomas Bosdet. A website dedicated to the stained glass work of Henry Thomas Bosdet, 1856-1934, who was not a prolific and quality designer of stained glass, but wasl also the longest serving head of the Life School at the Royal Academy.

Margaret Rope. A site dedicated to the stained glass of two women called Margaret Rope

Charles Eamer Kempe, 1837-1907. This website includes a biography and examples of the work of Kempe and his stained glass company.

This website details the life and work of Andrew Stoddart, 1876-1939, stained glass artist.

This website details the history of Birmingham firm John Hardman & Co., renowned creators of stained glass and decorative art.


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