Konferenz  /  10.9.2014  -  12.9.2014


This conference, like previous conferences in the GLASSAC series, is dedicated to breaking down barriers, building bridges, and allowing us to share our glassy passions with experts from other strands. For once, let’s meet one another in mutual respect and talk to one another in plain language, so that together we may learn.

So the scope of GLASSAC14 embraces all strands of glass knowledge, celebrating those occasions when one area of glass expertise has collaborated with and been of help to another different area. And we invite Authors to contribute posters and exhibitions from the growing points of their particular strand of glass passion. Don’t wait for your endeavours to become stale and old - bring work-in-progress as well as finished achievements, experiences which raise questions as well as those which provide answers.

The programme gives each paper or presentation a 20 minute time slot, (40 minutes for Keynote Lectures) and we ask presenters to allow time for active discussion and debate within the slot. Each paper can be a catalyst, fomenting creative engagement across the diversity of glass interest. The organisers fervently hope that out of this will come a cascade of new thinking and creative new friendships.

The scope includes:

  • Aesthetics of contemporary glass
  • Bronze Age glass and glassmaking
  • Hellenistic, Roman and Islamic glass
  • Creativity in glass design - then and now
  • Medieval stained glass window
  • Glass in the 18th and 19th century
  • Problems facing current studio glassmaking
  • Venetian glass and Façon-de-Venise glass
  • Dating and provenance of glass
  • Art History and Iconography of architectural glass
  •  Archaeometry of glass
  • Mould-blown glass
  • Social impact of glass - the people dimension
  • Restoration and conservation of glass
  • Glass technology production
  • Raising public awareness of glass, ancient and modern
  • Glass decoration and enamel
  •  Raw materials
  • Glass corrosion and weathering
  • Making glass live in the minds of today’s people