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 biannual newsletter Glass News and organise Study Days each Spring and Autumn, usually in London.

Update January 2021
Whilst we are unable to meet in person, we were delighted to be able to hold our Autumn meeting and AGM 2020 'virtually' in December. In a collaboration with the Early Glass Technology Research Network, members and guests were updated on fascinating research in early glass currently being undertaken by graduate students in the UK. Timings of our 2021 meetings are still uncertain owing to the current Covid-19 situation. However plans are still underway for our 2-day meeting 'Glass in the North' to be held at Vindolanda and Newcastle and we will keep you up to date here as soon as we have definite timings for this event. In the mean time there is much to look forward to over the coming months. We are excited by the proposals for a United Nations 'International Year of Glass 2022' and await the decision in the next few weeks as to whether this will go ahead. More information can be found on the IYOG2022 webpage here. At the AGM we were delighted to welcome three new members of the AHG Board. Victoria Lucas, Eleonora Montanari and Tim Penn will be taking over the Editor roles for Glass News.

The Board of the AHG send best wishes for 2021 to all our members and followers as well as thanks for your continuing support.

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 (see photo above).

Grant Applications 2021

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 2021.