International experts present the latest research / Thursday 6 October 2022, Hochhauser Lecture Theatre
We are delighted to announce that the programme is now live and tickets are now available for our upcoming hybrid conference hosted by the Decorative Art and Sculpture Department, V&A Museum, in partnership with the Association for the History of Glass.
2022 has been designated the International Year of Glass by the United Nations. This year also marks 125 years since the publication of Albert Harshorne’s Old English Glasses, the first serious study of the history of English and Irish glass. To celebrate, the V&A is presenting a conference Celebrating the Birth of English and Irish Crystal Drinking Glass, 1640 – 1702, in partnership with the Association for the History of Glass. This study day aims to explore the evolving story of the birth of these sophisticated products, a century before the ‘industrial revolution’ began.
Programme: Celebrating the Birth of English and Irish Crystal Drinking Glass, 1640 – 1702
|Registration and Tea & Coffee||10.00 – 10.25am|
|Welcome||Justine Bayley & Reino Liefkes||10.25am –10.30am|
|1||Colin Brain||“… and of noe other sorts or fashions” – Fashionable Design in the Birth of English and Irish Crystal Drinking Glass.||10.30am – 11.05am|
|2||Peter Francis||The Irish “Lead Glass Revolution”.||11.05am –11.40am|
|Comfort Break||11.40am – 11.55am|
|3||Dr Jo Wheeler||Recipes for lead-glass and cristallo in Venetian and Florentine sources and their influence on Antonio Neri.||11.55am – 12.25pm|
|4||Reino Liefkes||A new type of colourless glass in imitation of rock crystal: crizzled glass of the late-seventeenth century.||12.25pm –1pm|
|–||Lunch||* 2pm – 2.15pm AHG AGM||1pm – 2.15pm|
|5||Oliver Gunning||New Perspectives on the Role of the Migrant in British Crystal Glass.||2.15pm – 2.50pm|
|6||Antoine Giacometti||Seventeenth-century glass from the Dublin Castle excavations 1961-1987.||2.50pm – 3.25pm|
|–||Tea/Coffee||3.25pm – 4.00pm|
|7||Inês Coutinho and Colin Brain||Science in the Service of History: Analysis of early English and Irish Crystalline Glasses.||4.00pm – 4.35pm|
|8||Dr Iris Moon and Dr Karen Stamm||Drinking Glass in the Met Museum’s British Galleries||4.35pm – 5.10pm|
|Closing remarks||Dr Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth||5.10pm – 5.20pm|
This conference has been organised by Colin Brain (Association for the History of Glass), Reino Liefkes (V&A) and Dr Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth (University of Edinburgh), with assistance from Dr Simon Spier (V&A).