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The Society of Friends of Modern Glass (VVMG) is a volunteer association dedicated to celebrating, promoting and advancing glass art. The VVMG was founded in 1986 with the purpose of:

– awakening interest in modern and contemporary glass art

– encouraging and supporting contemporary developments in glass art.

With approximately 900 members, the VVMG has been the largest association of lovers of modern glass in the Netherlands and Belgium for 35 years. Our members are collectors, artists, as well as gallery owners and museums.


Bernardine de Neeve Prize

In the spring of 2025, the Bernardine de Neeve Prize of the Association of Friends of Modern Glass (VVMG) will be awarded for the tenth time.

The Bernardine de Neeve Prize is the only major prize in the Netherlands that is awarded once every three years.

Artists who use glass in their art can compete for this prestigious award.

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Glass Magazine

Glass – Magazine for Glass Art is the quarterly magazine of the Society of Friends of Modern Glass. As a member of the society, you will receive the 70-plus page magazine four times a year. In it you will read all about the latest developments in national and international glass art.

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Member object 2023

Member object Friends of Modern Glass 2023
‘Hieronymus’ by Evert Nijland
Object “Hieronymus” 2023
Glass, bronze

A selection committee, consisting of Maartje Brattinga (curator of glass at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam), Christine Vanoppen (visual artist) and Selena Yang (Oooit Art, Utrecht), unanimously chose Evert Nijland’s design as the 2023 member object for the Friends of Modern Glass.

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Are you not yet a member but are you interested?
For only €66 per year you can now become a member of the Association of Friends of Modern Glass, receive our quarterly magazine and participate in all our activities.
Learn more about our memberships here.