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 June/July 2022
2022 is the United Nations International Year of Glass and the AHG has been celebrating with three exciting events. It was such a pleasure to get together again in person at our meetings in Oxford and Vindolanda/Jarrow, after being confined to 'virtual' events for the last couple of years. We do hope you can join us for our third meeting, in October 2022.

For this third meeting, 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 and to book tickets, please click on the 'Meetings' tab above or follow the link here.

In May we held a two-day meeting dedicated to our former President, the late Professor Jennifer Price, themed around glass and glass production in the north of Britain. This was held at Vindolanda Roman Fort and at Jarrow Hall. It was a real pleasure to visit these remarkable sites and our thanks go to the Vindolanda Trust and the team at Jarrow Hall for looking after us so well and giving us such a wonderful opportunity to look at their glass up-close.

In April we met in Oxford for two days of events focusing on Late Bronze Age glass and linked to the 100th anniversary of the opening of the tomb of Tutankhamun. You can see more about this exhibition, co-curated by AHG board member Dr Daniela Rosenow by following this link to the BBC website story.

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 September 30th 2022.