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UK stained glass and related sites

  • Art Workers Guild – an organisation established in 1884 by a group of British architects associated with the Arts and Crafts movement, and the venue for many BSMGP events.
  • Association for the History of Glass – aims to advance knowledge and interest in the study of glass, including stained glass, for all periods of history and in all parts of the world.
  • Burrell Collection, Glasgow – has an extensive collection related to Scottish stained glass, art glass and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
  • Canterbury Cathedral Stained Glass – stained glass in the cathedral image archive
  • Church Stained Glass Windows – a database of over 30 000 records of Victorian and later stained glass windows in more than 5000 churches in the South and East of England.
  • Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi (CVMA) – an archive of over 10 000 photographs and information on the stained glass of medieval (and other) periods in England.
  • Friends of Friendless Churches – churches saved from demolition, decay and unsympathetic conversion.
  • Glasgow Museums Scottish stained glassa collection of approximately 500 glass windows and panels, plus 4000 designs and full-sized cartoons on paper. It dates broadly from 1850 to 1939. This collection spans both the sacred and the secular – and reflects the revival and popularity of leaded glass design and manufacture in late 19th and early 20th century Glasgow; it also has a few examples of late 20th century Scottish stained glass.
  • National Glass Centre, Sunderland – dedicated to promoting glass, including stained glass, in all its uses: in design, technology and art.
  • Norfolk Stained Glass – Norfolk is home to a vast array of stained glass, ranging from works of art made by medieval craftsman through to beautiful windows produced in the modern era.
  • Online Stained Glass Photographic Archive – Medieval and Renaissance stained glass listed by place, subject and gazetteer and the Bible in stained glass.
  • Society of Antiquaries of London – home of the British Society of Master Glass Painters Reference Library.
  • Society of Glass Technology – aims to further the study of the history, art, science, design, manufacture, treatment, distribution and use of glass.
  • Stained Glass of Buckinghamshire  – this website has information and photos of windows in churches and chapels within the historic boundaries of Buckinghamshire.
  • Stained Glass Museum at Ely – a collection illustrating the unbroken tradition of stained glass in Britain from the 13th century to the 20th century.
  • Stained Glass in Wales – a searchable catalogue of Welsh Stained Glass windows from the 14th century to the present, with over 5000 photographs.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, London – stained glass panels, designs and cartoons in the V&A collection and archives.
  • Vidimus – the only on-line magazine devoted to medieval stained glass. Vidimus appears monthly and subscription is free.
  • Visit Stained Glass – From early medieval craftsmen to today’s artists, Britain is blessed with some of the greatest examples of the glass painter’s art. On this website, artists, conservators and authors have come together to highlight some of the most inspiring examples.
  • The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass – one of the Ancient Livery Companies of the City of London, dating back to 1328, concerned with the art and craft of historic and contemporary stained and decorative glass for buildings.
  • William Morris Gallery, London – with stained glass by William Morris, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones and artists of the the Arts & Crafts Movement.

International stained glass sites