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.

The next meeting of the Association will be:
Glass for Eating, Drinking and Making Merry
15 June 2015 at the Wallace Collection, London W1U 3BN. This study day on the use of table glass of all periods is being planned in conjunction with the Glass Association (GA) and the Glass Circle (GC). Glass has always been made because people wanted to buy and use it. Without customers who wanted to use glass, there would have been no glass industries. Yet much more work has been done on production than use. Why did people choose glass instead of ceramics or pewter? Was the table glass used in homes, inns and taverns the same, or different? What difference was there between city and country; upstairs and downstairs? Such questions are often asked, but less frequently answered so it is hoped to use this opportunity to study how, why, where and when table glass was used in different eras. If you would like to contribute a paper please email denise_allen52@hotmail.com.