His Royal Highness The former Prince of Wales
The Stained Glass Museum is governed by a Board of specialist Trustees, who bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the Museum. The Stained Glass Museum is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) (Charity No. 1169842) and holds Full Accredited status with the Arts Council (574).
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.
Prof. Sarah Brown (Secretary)
is a Professor 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).
is Head of Audiences and Evaluation at the Wellcome Trust. Lara has a wealth of experience as a strategic communications leader with experience in developing, funding and delivering communications which engage diverse audiences within the health, science and environment sectors. Lara has worked with a wide range of charities, from the very large, the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation, to the smaller Bat Conservation Trust.
is Director of Estates and Conservation at the Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) in Greenwich, London. Before taking up this role he was Project Director for ‘The Canterbury Journey’, a major NLHF-funded project ensuring the long term sustainability and conservation of the fabric of Canterbury Cathedral, and ensuring that the building, its collections, staff and volunteers are there to be used and enjoyed by all; be they worshipers, pilgrims, tourists, visitors, academics or other users of any faith or none. It is from this that Mark takes most pleasure; ensuring that people learn about and are engaged by all the delights associated with our shared cultural heritage. Mark is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Planning and Development) with a Masters in Urban Regeneration.
Malcolm Leith (Treasurer)
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.
Suzanne Phillips Galloway
Suzanne Phillips Galloway
has a background in ethics and compliance for a number of professional bodies including lawyers, architects, chartered surveyors and healthcare providers. She has specialised in project management, and organisational transformation. She has served as Master of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers & Painters of Glass and as a trustee of its charity, The Glaziers’ Foundation. She is also a member of The Georgian Group and is undertaking postgraduate research at the University of Buckingham (History of Art).
is an experienced Museum practitioner having worked in Museums for over thirty years. She works as a freelance consultant having previously been Executive Producer for Learning at the Imperial War Museums in charge of the national schools and family programmes. She specialises in developing, designing and delivering sector leading diverse, ambitious and creative programming for a variety of audiences and communities. Llewela has travelled widely and worked in Australia, Canada and Japan.
The Stained Glass Museum is managed by a full-time Director and Curator and a small team of part-time staff, assisted by volunteers.
Director and Curator
Dr Jasmine Allen
joined the museum as Curator in 2013 and has played a key role in the museum's strategic development in recent years, becoming Director and Curator in 2016. Jasmine specialises in the history, technical development and cultural significance of stained glass 1800-present, and has published widely in this field. Her book Windows for the world: stained glass and the international exhibitions 1851-1900
(Manchester University Press, 2018) focused on the exhibition of post-medieval stained glass in an international context. Jasmine is a Board member of the Glaziers Trust, the charitable arm of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters on Glass, a committee member of the Stained Glass Repository and an External Advisor to the London Diocesan Advisory Committee.
Shop & Visitor Services Manager
is our Shop & Visitor Services Manager, responsible for the museum's retail, managing our team of Visitor Service Assistants and our Adult Workshop programme. Steven has previously worked at the Fitzwilliam Museum as well as private galleries. He is also a professional photographer.
is our Learning Officer, responsible for the museum's formal and informal learning programmes, engagement with schools, young people and families.
Collections Engagement Officer
is our Collections Engagement Officer, and plays a key role in collections engagement, communications, social media and events programming and administration.
Finance & Office Manager
is our Finance & Office Manager, responsible for the museum's financial administration and IT systems.
Visitor Services Assistants
Our Visitor Service Assistants are Italia
. As the first people you will meet on your visit they are the most important members of our team, who will welcome you and assist with enquiries, bookings and shop purchases!
If you are interested in joining our team please see our job vacancies