The V&A is the world’s leading Art and Design Museum with a collection of more than 2.8 million objects, books and archives spanning over 5000 years of human creativity. The museum was first established in 1852 and is considered one of the greatest in the world. The V&A houses thousands of examples of precious historical Stained Glass, the earliest examples of which range back to around 1140.

The Stained Glass Display Company were first commissioned to help design and create display systems for the V&A back in 1978. In the decades since, the SGDC have produced many scores of frames for the museum, constantly adapting and evolving their designs to fulfil new briefs and to overcome new challenges.

Whilst the Victoria and Albert museum is a prestigious and important collaborator in their own right, all current and future SGDC clients benefit from the elite engineering evolution from the ongoing projects with the V&A.

Displaying stained glass can be challenging. As a stained glass conservator, the priority is ensuring the safety of the stained glass itself. Neil, an experienced stained glass artist and specialist engineer, works to the same exacting principles.

Sherrie Eatman

Head Stained Glass Conservator,  Victoria & Albert Museum