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 2021
With the Covid 19 situation still preventing a full in-person spring meeting, we were very grateful to Dr Daniela Rosenow for organising a successful and well attended online Study Day in May. The topics covered glass from the Iron Age to the Anglo-Saxon period and we were joined by over 60 members and guests.
Timings of further 2021 meetings are still uncertain, however plans are 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 were delighted to hear that the proposal for a United Nations 'International Year of Glass 2022' was accepted and we are now planning how our Association can support activities to tie-in with this event. More information can be found on the IYOG2022 webpage here. The new editors of Glass News, Victoria Lucas, Eleonora Montanari and Tim Penn have produced their first edition, which was circulated to members in May.

The Board of the AHG send best wishes 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.




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 September 30th 2021.