The Society of Glass Technology’s

Annual Conference will this year be held at the University of Durham, UK, on 10th-12th September. The website is here:


The British Society of Master Glass Painters

Centre International du Vitrail

Contemporary Glass Society

The Contemporary Glass Society was founded in 1997 with the dual objectives of encouraging excellence in glass as a creative medium and helping to develop a greater awareness of Contemporary Glass world-wide.

The Corning Museum of Glass, New York

The world's best collection of art and historical glass. More than 45,000 objects trace 3,500 years of glassmaking history.


The Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi (or CVMA) is an international research project dedicated to the publication of medieval stained glass. This website explains the project's activities, the people and organizations involved, our Books and how to order them. There is also free access to our digital Picture Archive, containing over 10,000 images, most of them in colour. Also Vidimus, the only on-line magazine devoted exclusively to stained glass.

Kempe Society

The Kempe Society was set up to promote interest in the work of the Master of Glass, Charles Eamer Kempe, 1837-1907 and that of his firm which specialised in stained glass design & production, as well as church decorative art of many kinds.

The Musée Suisse de Vitrail

The National Glass Centre

The National Glass Centre is an important and unique venture. Based in an innovative new building, set on the north bank of the River Wear, the National Glass Centre is dedicated to promoting glass in all its uses; in design and technology and as a vehicle for artistic expression.

The Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England

English Heritage exists to protect and promote England's spectacular historic environment and ensure that its past is researched and understood.

The Stained Glass Museum at Ely


The Stained Glass Museum offers a unique insight into the fascinating story of stained glass, an art-form that has been practised in Britain for at least thirteen hundred years.


What's on at the Stained Glass Museum - Summer 2014

Summer Garden Party and tour
By kind permission of Sir Jeremy Bagge, Friends and supporters of The Stained Glass Museum are invited to join us on a visit to the church of St Mary’s, Stradsett, on the Stradsett Estate, Norfolk. After visiting the church we will enjoy a light buffet of sandwiches, cake and refreshments.
Venue: St Mary’s Church, Stradsett Hall, near King’s Lynn, Norfolk
Date: Friday 15 August, 3-6pm. A coach will depart Ely at 2pm, returning at 7pm.
Tickets: £20 including coach travel from Ely and refreshments. £10 for ticket (without travel)
Summer Holiday Activities
We are running a whole range of weekly activities for the family at the Stained Glass Museum this summer.

Spring/Summer Newsletter 2014
The Spring/Summer newsletter can be viewed by clicking the link above. If you would prefer to receive a paper copy please get in touch.

Other News

Radiance and Reflection: Glass Collections in East Anglia
The Stained Glass Museum is pleased to announce a series of Autumn talks jointly hosted with the Fitzwilliam Museum on Glass Collections in East Anglia.
Venue: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. 
Dates: Talks will be held on at 2pm on Thursdays 18 September, 25 September, 2 October and 9 October. Confirmed speakers include Prof. Paul Greenhalgh, Director of the Sainsbury Centre, and Dr Vicky Avery, Keeper of Applied Arts, Fitzwilliam Museum.
Tickets: £6 per lecture (£5 concessions) or £20 for all series
For more information please contact the Fitzwilliam Museum on 01223 33290401223 332904 or by email:

World War I Memorial Windows

“He is not Here…”: First World War memorial stained glass and the fragile art of remembrance
A Special Lecture by Dr Neil Moat
Venue: Ely Cathedral
Dates: Wednesday 24 September, 7.30pm
Tickets £8 including refreshments

New Publications.Stained Glass from Welsh Churches by Martin Crampin (Y Lolfa, 2014), 348 pp + vi, 795 illustrations. £29.95+P&P. Now available in the Museum shop! Contact 01353 66034701353 660347;



The Victoria and Albert Museum

V&A South Kensington is the world's greatest museum of art and design, with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity. Discover 3000 years' worth of amazing artefacts from many of the world's richest cultures including ceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewellery, metalwork, photographs, sculpture, textiles and paintings.

William Morris Gallery

The WILLIAM MORRIS GALLERY, opened by Prime Minister Clement Attlee in 1950, is the only public museum devoted to England's best known and most versatile designer. The Gallery is located at Walthamstow in Morris's family home from 1848 to 1856, the former Water House, a substantial Georgian dwelling of about 1750 which is set in its own extensive grounds (now Lloyd Park).

The Guild of Educators

The Guild of Educators is a charitable organisation committed to further the development of teaching and learning in the United Kingdom.

Art History with Michelli

Here are Michelli's art history course materials, with the Art History Browser and completely unique History of Stained Glass Browser, all set in the social context of leadership, creativity, intellectual and professional endeavour.

Southwark Cathedral (The Harvard Chapel)

A famous historical figure associated with St Saviour's was John Harvard, who emigrated to Massachusetts and endowed Harvard University. He is commemorated by the Harvard Chapel.

Resourceaid directories - Stained glass section.

(Resource site for everything to do with the arts. Full of newsletters, articles,links and other resources - ALL FREE - in one easy to navigate site to save time and money.)

The Glass Association - UK

The Glass Association was founded to promote the understanding and appreciation of glass and glass-making methods; and to increase public interest in the subject of glass.

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum Of American Art

houses the world's most comprehensive collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) including Tiffany jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, leaded-glass windows, lamps, and the chapel interior he designed for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

The Livery Companies Database

A listing for the London Livery Companies with contact details, Master & Wardens, etc.

Henry Thomas Bosdet

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

The Glass Studio, Richmond Adult Community College

Courses for the New Year. Click on Art & Design then Glass to access the list of course details.


The Liveries


Complete list of livery companies with one-click to their websites, maps of their halls and photos of their Masters.