Wednesday, 9th May, 6.30pm for 6.45pm
Ely Cathedral, South Transept
Travel back in time with the Stained Glass Museum’s Curator, Dr Jasmine Allen, to explore the fascinating, and often surprising, displays of stained glass at International Exhibitions in the 19th century. From London’s Crystal Palace to the grand displays along the Champs-Élysées in Paris, Dr Allen will reveal a number of ordinary and spectacular stained glass windows which impressed visitors from across the world. She will also discuss about the challenges which these unique environments presented to artists and studios who exhibited stained glass at these events, and the ways in which they have influenced modern museum displays.
This lecture celebrates the publication of Windows for the world: Nineteenth-century stained glass and the international exhibitions, 1851-1900 (Manchester University Press, 2018).
The lecture is open to all. Tickets cost £7.50 (£6.00 to Friends of the Stained Glass Museum and of Ely Cathedral), and can be purchased through the Museum’s website.