This year’s AGM will take place on Friday 3rd May at 3:00pm (UK time) via Zoom. The AGM will be followed by a talk at 3:45pm (UK time) from Dr. André J. Veldmeijer, Visiting Research Scholar American University in Cairo. The title of his talk is:

As Sure as Leather is Leather:
On the Amazing Leather Treasure Trove from Abydos


We are looking for nominations for two committee positions – Secretary and Events Coordinator. Information about what each role involves can be found here:

Committee Roles

If you are interested in nominating yourself for either position, please submit a short bio to by Thursday 2nd May 2024. During the AGM, each candidate’s bio will be shared with members in attendance who will then be given the opportunity to vote for their preferred candidate.


Newsletter No. 59 for March 2024


The latest ALG Newsletter is now available to read in the Members’ Section and has been circulated to members. This 26 page issue contains a report on a recent meeting of the leather group in Winchester:  the first in-person meeting to take place since the COVID-19 pandemic. It also contains articles on subjects as diverse as the clothing of Icelandic fishermen and a quiver and bow case from 15th century Granada. As usual there are responses from our members to the leather-related questions we receive via this website as well as conference notices and news of recent research.


Index to the ALG Newsletters


Thanks to the work of Jana Obrocníková there is now an index to the collected newsletters, going back to the first issue in 1986. It is in the form of a searchable spreadsheet which ALG members and non-members alike can access here. Just enter the name of an author, place, type of leather find or conservation treatment etc. in the search box and all corresponding entries will be listed by issue and page number.

Only members, however, have access to copies of all previous newsletters (via the Members’ Section of this website). We hope that once non-members realise the wealth of material they contain, it will persuade them of the value of joining!