Project Status: Ongoing

A searchable archive of over 25,000 images of medieval stained glass in Great Britain, as well as the Birkin Haward collection of Victorian stained glass in Norfolk. The archive may be browsed by county, location, or CVMA inventory number, and searched by building type, part of church, named chapel or window, date, subject, and many others. Images may be downloaded in .jpg format.

The website also includes information about the CVMA’s print publications, and a lengthy section on stained glass conservation with an article by Ivo Rauch and three studies covering specific technical issues from A. Wolff (ed.), Restaurierung und Konservierung historischer Glasmalereien (‘The Restoration and Conservation of Historical Stained Glass’), Mainz, 2000, translated into English.

* National History Day Selected Resource *

Resource details:

Resource Type: CatalogDownloadable dataImagesModernSearchable DatabaseText: Modern

License: No Fee

Modern Language: English

Language of Modern Translation: English

Medieval content details:

Dates: 1000 - 1500

Subject: ArchaeologyArtClergyIconographyMaterial CulturePietySaintsScriptural ExegesisTheologyTowns, CitiesTravel, Pilgrimage

Type/Genre of Medieval Primary Source Material: ArchitectureArt and ArtifactsCathedrals, ChurchesMaterial Evidence

Geopolitical Region: British Isles and Ireland