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WELCOME TO OUR NEW STAFF

A very warm welcome to our new members of staff, Anna Muggeridge (Learning & Public Programmes Officer funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund); Donna Owen (Volunteer Co-Ordinator funded  by National Lottery Heritage Fund) and Steven Hearn (Curator & Projects Officer funded by The John Ellerman Foundation) who will be taking up their new positions at the […]

Graham Fisher Alumni News

Congratulations to Graham Fisher MBE on his election as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Photographs

Check out these photographs showing the transformation of the White House Cone site from a derelict and burnt-out shell to the wonderful building it is today.  Amazing!  Well done and thank you to everyone who made this possible. White House Cone 1 October 2019 January 2019 December 2018 September 2017 IFoG at WHC August 2017 […]

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR 2021

Happy Chinese New Year 12 February 2021. See the fire breathing Dragon here!

THE GREAT BRITISH BAUBLE TAKEAWAY!

The Great British Bauble Takeaway!  Allister has loved delivering this bauble decorating workshop so much as it gets us all in the Christmas spirit – we couldn’t not do it this year so the solution is below. Our drive thru is operating this Saturday the 5th December from 9 – 5pm for anyone wanting to take […]

NEW MUSEUM DIRECTOR

The British Glass Foundation is delighted announce the appointment of the new Museum Director for White House Cone Museum of Glass Oliver (Ollie) Buckley with effect from the 1 September 2020. Ollie has a Master of Arts Degree in Museum Studies, specialising in art curatorship and heritage education.  He also has a BA (Hons) in English and […]

UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK

Local region hits the geological big-time  We are delighted to report that UNESCO Global Geopark status, as profiled in GCs passim, has been achieved for our region as a result of a lengthy collaboration between Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton Councils and other partners. BGF extends its congratulations to all concerned in securing its designation. […]

STUDIO TOUR MAY 2020 As people can’t get out to visit the studio at the moment due to the Coronavirus we thought it would be good to give a tour and show what is going on in studio at the moment and share some recent footage of some glassblowing action. There’s some interesting footage (in […]

£980,000 Grant From The National Lottery Heritage Fund

The British Glass Foundation is pleased to announce that a bid to The National Lottery Heritage Fund (formerly the Heritage Lottery Fund), spearheaded with support from Dudley MBC, has successfully completed its second stage. The project to convert the former Stuart Crystal site in Wordsley into a world-class facility and a new home for the […]

LATEST NEWS – JOHN SMITH

John Smith – As Operations Manager for decades John looked after Broadfield House Glass Museum. The role was far more diverse than many people will ever understand. John was responsible for the upkeep of the building and he knew Broadfield House thoroughly from the depths of the cellar to the top of the roof. He […]