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Pipe related organisations or sites:

The Pipe Aston Project is dedicated to the study of clay tobacco pipes and kilns in the north Herefordshire region of England.

The Worshipful Company of Tobacco Pipe Makers and Tobacco Blenders is the successor of the first London Company of Tobacco Pipe makers, granted a charter by James I on 5th October 1619.

The Society for Clay Pipe Research is a UK based organisation aimed at the promotion of academic research into the history and archaeology of clay pipes.

Clay tobacco pipe makers' marks from London a physical and digital database of clay pipe makers' marks from London excavations established by the Museum of London Archaeology service and focussing on stamps dating to between c1580 and 1710.

L'Académie Internationale de la Pipe is a UK based charity whose research objectives are to advance understanding of the economic and social history of tobacco and pipe smoking worldwide.

Pijpelogische Kring Nederland is the principal society for the study and collection of tobacco pipes in the Netherlands.

Dutch Clay Pipes from Gouda is a site set up by Paul Boon and contains details of Gouda pipes and pipe marks, as well as giving information about Dutch pipe production.

Amsterdam Pipe Museum (formerly the Pijpenkabinet) is the principle museum and archive in the Netherlands with extensive world collections illustrating the culture of pipe smoking and the use of tobacco.

Tobaks & Tändsticks Museum, Sweden - The site includes details about the history of tobacco, snuff and cigars as well as information about pipes.

Other bodies whose remit includes the study and publication of pipes:

The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology aims to promote the archaeology of late medieval to industrial society in Britain, Europe and those countries influenced by European colonialism. It publishes a biannual journal Post Medieval Archaeology.

The Medieval Pottery Research Group aims to bring together people with an interest in ceramic products that were made, traded, and used in Europe between the end of the Roman period and the nineteenth century. It publishes an annual journal Medieval Ceramics

The Society for Historical Archaeology is based in the USA and is dedicated to the study of the emergence, transformation, and nature of the Modern World through the material remains of past societies that also left behind historical documentary evidence. The Society publishes a quarterly journal Historical Archaeology.

The Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology, University of Liverpool is host to the Archive and to research students in the field of pipe studies.

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