Join us as we explore the fascinating history of stained glass, examining in particular works from the 19th and 20th centuries. 

Organised jointly by the Friends and Adult Learning Department at St Albans Cathedral, this talk will focus on the beauty and elegance of decorative stained glass, focusing in particular on work created from 1850 onwards, examples of which can be found in St Albans Cathedral. 

To help us follow the story of stained glass and chart its changing techniques and styles over the centuries, we are fortunate to have the expertise of Dr. Jasmine Allen, Director and Curator of the Stained Glass Museum based at Ely Cathedral. This museum is the only one in the U.K dedicated to the art and craft of stained glass and Dr. Allen has been responsible for its development over the past eight years. She has a particular interest in nineteenth-century work, notably the Gothic Revival and Arts and Crafts movement, and her publications include the book Windows for the World: Nineteenth-century stained glass and the international exhibition 1851-1900.

This talk is taking place on Saturday 12th March at 2.30pm in the Alban Room of the Cathedral Chapter House and also online via Zoom. Please make sure you have purchased your ticket by 5pm on Thursday 10th March. 

 

Photo above courtesy of Paul Jellings