Ina Isings prize 20182018-10-08T15:52:59+00:00

The Ina Isings prize for contributions on historical utility glass

From 2016 on the foundation for historical utility glass presents biennially the Ina Isings prize for the best article on historical utility glass. This is one of the main activities of the Foundation. We aim at a fresh stream of articles by stimulating collectors, antique dealers, co-workers of museums or universities and other experts to set their knowledge, questions or opinions on paper. The foundation is the custodian of a fund from which a biennial prize will be awarded.

About Prof. Dr. Ina Isings

Prof. Dr. Ina Isings is emeritis-Professor at the University of Utrecht and former curator of the archaeological collection of the provincial society of Arts and Sciences of the province of Utrecht. She has been kind enough to attach her name to this prize at the request of our Foundation. For years, shepioneerd in many areas of the world of old and antique glass. With this award we would like to give her work a permanent place.

The jury of the Ina Insings prize

A jury will evaluate the submissions and to the author of the best article is a cash prize of € 1.000,-. The jury of the Insings prize of 2016 did consist of people who have earned their spurs on glass area. For 2016 they were:
Nicole Brüderle (Glass Conservator, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam),
Anna Laméris (glass antique dealer and writer),
Nora Schadee (former Chief Curator Museum Rotterdam),
Marianne Stern (archaeologist specialized in antique glass) and
Willem van Traa (glass collector and added as Secretary)

The ceremony of the Ina Isings prize 2016

The first Ina Isings prize for historical contributions on historical utility glass has been presented at the symposium on Saturday november 12th 2016 at the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, Netherlands. This ceremony also was the starting signal for the next round of entries for the price of 2018, which will be presented in the autumn of that year.

The Ina Isings prize for 2018

The members of the board and the jury wholeheartedly invite you to take part in this contest. They look forward with great anticipation to your contributions, which must be in their possession by the 1st of January 2018 at the latest.

Specifications of entry

  • The articles should comply with the following conditions:
  • Written in Dutch, English or German.
  • Well illustrated, with a maximum of 3500 words.
  • Not previously published.
  • Scientifically sound but understandable for an interested outsider.
  • Submitted as a WORD document with images in JPG.
  • By entry one agrees with the publication of her/his article under the sponsorship of the Historical Utility Glass Foundation.

Correspondence, information and entry:

The INA ISINGS PRIZE 2018 will be presented at the symposium in November 2018.

After that the registration will open for the INA ISINGS PRIZE 2020
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