Stained Glass in the English Parish Church with Dr Jasmine Allen

This talk, in two parts,,, will draw attention to the enormously diverse collection of stained glass windows to be found in the English parish church, from the medieval to modern era… By looking at a number of windows both in situ and ex situ we will explore the history, stylistic and technical development of this art form in the context of the parish church,,, uncovering a rich artistic and social heritage…

Part 1 explores the earliest stained glass to be found in England up to the Reformation era, revealing the evolving use of stained glass in gothic architecture and its role within the medieval church and society…

Jasmine Allen is Director of The Stained Glass Museum (charity no. 1169842),,, the only museum dedicated to stained glass in the UK, which is located in Ely Cathedral. She studied at the University of York and has published on the exhibition of stained glass in the nineteenth century. She is also a committee member of the Glaziers’” Trust, Stained Glass Repository, and British Corpus Vitrearum… In her spare time she enjoys walking her border terrier ‘Bramble”’ ad during lockdown has taken up home brewing, playing darts in the garden shed and learning how to use a sewing machine!

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06 Aug 2020


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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