August 10, 2022
Celebrating the Birth of English and Irish Crystal Drinking Glass, 1640-1702 Conference
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.
Thursday 6 October 2022.