Links
Other web sites devoted to glass

These web sites may be of interest. The links are divided into those that go to other associations, those that go to web sites, those that gather bibliographies together and bookshops and dealers who which specialise in glass books. There are also some glass-related scientific sites originally gathered together for Science Week 2004.
The links are mainly to British based sites. For international ones please visit the web site of the AIHV.
Please note: The Association for the History of Glass Limited is not responsible for the content of any external web sites.

Associations

L'Association Internationale pour l'Histoire du Verre
An international organisation devoted to advancing knowledge about glass - its use, history and aesthetic qualities from antiquity to present times.  The Association for the History of Glass acts as the British Section.
The Glass Association
The Glass Association is a national society which aims to promote the understanding and appreciation of glass and glassmaking methods and generally to increase public interest in the whole subject of glass.
The Glass Circle
The Glass Circle is a Society based in London, England for the appreciation and understanding of Glass. The British Society of Master Glass Painters
The British Society of Master Glass Painters, founded in 1921, is Britain's only organisation devoted exclusively to the art and craft of stained glass. The British Society of Scientific Glass Blowers
The Society was founded in 1960 for the benefit of those engaged in Scientific Glassblowing and its associated professions and to uphold and further the status of Scientific Glassblowers.
The Guild of Glass Engravers
The Guild of Glass Engravers was founded in 1975 by a small group of British engravers who were keen to establish a professional body for this art form.
The Society of Glass Technology
The objects of the Society of Glass Technology are to encourage and advance the study of the history, art, science, design, manufacture, after treatment, distribution and end use of glass of any and every kind.
Association Française pour l'Archéologie du Verre (AFAV)
Since its inception in 1985, AFAV is devoted to the promotion, study and dissemination of research into glass from Antiquity to the modern era, which includes the history of glass and its techniques, from archaeological, historical, iconographic sources, and the conservation and restoration of glass.
Verre et Histoire Glass and History aims to provide a forum for research between glass professionals and amateurs within different disciplines (history, art history, history of business and labor history of technology, social history, ethnology, physico-chemical sciences, etc..), to help develop the knowledge of glass and its history from antiquity to the present.

Museums

Broadfield House Glass Museum
Located in the West Midlands, the Broadfield House Glass Museum has a collection of British glass dating from the 18th century to modern pieces. 
Museum of London
The ceramics and glass collection is part of the Museum of London's designated collections. You can explore the ceramics and glass resources and search the 25,000 catalogue records.
The World of Glass
Situated in the heart of the Victorian coal and glass town of St Helens, The World of Glass has something to offer people of all ages.
Turner Museum of Glass
The Turner Museum of Glass is one of the UK's most interesting and comprehensive collections of nineteenth and twentieth century glass.

Websites

Discovering Britain
The Royal Geographical Society has produced a series of geographically-themed walks around the UK, including one along the Town Arm of the Stourbridge Canal. This walk looks at how Stourbridge became world-famous for iron and glass making, and was created by glass enthusiast and trustee of the British Glass Foundation, Graham Fisher MBE. The route visits current and former glass manufacturing sites including the Red House Glass Cone, New Dial and Ruskin Glass Centre.
WorldArtGlass
This site provides a guide to art glass and crystal around the World. It includes extensive links lists for galleries, studios and museums, sources of information, events, organizations, publications and so on.
Pioneering glass
A web site devoted to drinking glasses made in England and for English people in the 17th century.
Roman Glassmakers
The website of the glassmakers Mark Taylor and David Hill who specialise in reproducing a wide range of reproductions of Roman glass vessels.
International Network of the Composition of Byzantine Glass Tesserae
This project, sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust (2007-2010), has published online databases of sites and sources of Byzantine mosaic glass tesserae.Vidimus
The only on-line magazine devoted to medieval stained glass. Vidimus appears monthly and subscription is free

Bookshops

David Giles Ancient Art Books
Specializing in books on antiquities, particularly ancient and antique glass.
Thomas Heneage Art Books
We are proud to be the UK's largest and one of the World's leading art bookshops.

Bibliographies

Using glass fragments as tools
The following links take you to a slightly esoteric area of glass studies - the continuing use of flaked stone technology using glass as a raw material.A bibliography dealing with Australian examples
A site with bibliography and illustrations of the phenomenon within Roman Britain