The Glass Circle - a society for the information, appreciation and understanding of ancient, antique, modern and contemporary glass.  

Glass Society Diary Dates - Meetings



Glass Society lecture season 2019


Thursday 27th June:

Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk:

'Ambivalence: aspects of glass in Ancient Rome and the Middle Ages'

Large beaker, Roman Empire, Syria(?)

1st century AD, H 20.7cm,

Kunstpalas, Dusseldorf, Glasmuseum Hentrich

 The problem with glass seems obvious. On the one hand it is a shining,

beautiful and precious material, and on the other hand it can break very easily.

It is a material that triggers opposing feelings of admiration and fear.

 In presenting a small number of Roman and Medieval written sources, further aspects of the ambivalence of glass will be shown, which offer a richer image of the meaning of this material in the respective periods.

 Dr Von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk is head of the Glasmuseum Hentrich,

Kunstpalas Art Museum, Dusseldorf.





(Meetings will be held at the Art Workers Guild

WC1N 3AT unless otherwise notified)










Members are reminded to advise our meetings organiser Anne Lutyens-Stobbs, in advance, of their intention to attend. Please e-mail


Lecture Meetings - members of Glass Circle and Glass Association £10 per meeting attended and £15.00 for each guest.

If you are not a member and would like to attend a meeting please e-mail our meetings organiser for further information.

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