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 March 2022
2022 is the United Nations International Year of Glass. The AHG has three exciting events planned to celebrate and we do hope you will be able to join us.

Two days of talks and activities on Friday April 29th and Saturday April 30th in Oxford are linked to the 100th anniversary of the opening of the tomb of Tutankhamun and focus on Late Bronze Age glass. The main day of lectures and a drinks reception are on Friday April 29th and the provisional programme can be downloaded here. Further lectures and practical events are planned for the 30th, with details to follow very shortly.

Another two-day event 'Glass in the North', is taking place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of May. This meeting, dedicated to the late Professor Jennifer Price, will be themed around glass and glass production in the north of Britain and will be held at Vindolanda Roman Fort and at Jarrow Hall.

Finally 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 in London on the 6th of October 2022.

For more details about all these events and to book your places please click on the 'Meetings' tab above or follow the link here. More information on the International Year of Glass itself including events organised by other groups can be found on the main IYOG2022 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.