Welcome
The Association for the History of Glass is an educational charity whose aims are to advance knowledge, education and interest in the study of glass of all periods of history throughout the world.
Our members' interests include archaeology, art history, conservation, museum studies, glass collection and glass science.
We publish a newsletter Glass News and organise Study Days each Spring and Autumn, usually in London.


Update January 2022
We hope members have enjoyed reading the latest anniversary edition of Glass News which has been circulated recently. Our editors are always delighted to receive contributions to the publication and their contact details can be found by clicking on the 'Publications' tab above and following the links.

2022 sees the arrival of the United Nations International Year of Glass. Confirmation that the Year of Glass would get the go-ahead came quite late, but we already have three events planned for 2022. The AHG is delighted to be joining the Victoria and Albert Museum in organising a conference to celebrate the anniversaries of some of the key moments in the development of English and Irish crystal glass. This is to be held at the V&A on the 6th of October 2022. Other events to mark the IYOG2022 include a two-day meeting, 'Glass in the North', to be held at Vindolanda and Newcastle, as well as a two-day seminar in April linked to the 100th anniversary of the opening of the tomb of Tutankhamun. More details about our programme for 2022 can be found on the 'Meetings' tab above or by following the link here. More information on the International Year of Glass itself including events organised by other groups can be found on the main website here.

Membership of the Association for the History of Glass is open to all with an interest in archaeological and historical glass and we warmly welcome new members. Members receive free or reduced entry to AHG events as well as regular editions of 'Glass News'. We have kept the cost of joining to just 15 pounds per year. For more information on membership, please click on the 'How to Join' tab at the top of this page.


Articles from Glass News
We have updated our list of downloadable pdfs of Glass News (click on the Publications tag). These include issue no.46 featuring the glass fish from Chedworth Roman villa.




Grant Applications 2022

The AHG offers financial support for activities and research relating to the history of glass. Information about eligibility and the amount allocated is available under the 'Grants' tab at the top of this page. Applications are considered twice a year, and the next deadline is March 31st 2022.