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VACANCY – PART TIME VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATOR

PART TIME VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATOR Salary £13,500 – 2 year fixed term contract with the possibility of extension 21 hours per week on a flexible basis to include weekend and evening duties An unique opportunity for a dynamic Volunteer Co-Ordinator at the brand new Stourbridge Glass Museum, which opened in April 2022, providing an exciting new […]

Royal Geographical Society Discovering Britain

Heart of Glass article by Rory Walsh here: Royal Geographical Society – Discovering Britain June22 – Stourbridge_    

MUSEUM MANAGER – SALARY £35,000 p.a.

MUSEUM MANAGER – SALARY £35,000 p.a. A unique opportunity for a dynamic cultural leader to become the Manager of the brand new Stourbridge Glass Museum which opened on 9 April 2022 providing an exciting new home for the internationally significant Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council glass collection in an iconic recently restored historic building set in […]

WE DID IT!

The successful completion of any task of significance is inevitably accompanied by various emotions ranging from exhilaration to relief. Thus on the evening of Thursday 7th April 2022, when around 150 of the Great and the Good converged on Wordsley for the VIP opening of the new Stourbridge Glass Museum, the heady mix of elation, […]

STOURBRIDGE GLASS MUSEUM – OPENING 9 APRIL 2022

WE DID IT! OPENING TO THE PUBLIC: Saturday 9th April 2022 at 10.00 a.m. With thanks to our supporters, volunteers, funders, and enthusiasts from the glass world and beyond in helping create “The People’s Museum”.        

INTERNAL FIT-OUT BEGINS!

The fit-out work at the new museum commenced on 4 January 2022 and will be completed on 25 February.  The glass items will then be moved into the new cabinets in March.  Stourbridge Glass Museum is due to open to the public on 9 April 2022. Ongoing Photographs on the progress are here: 9.3.22 Danny Lane […]

THE COLOUR ROOM

The Colour Room premiered at recently and is due to be widely available on the big screen before the end of the year. Our warmest congratulations go to the star of the show, our very own Will Farmer of Fieldings Auctioneers (Stourbridge) and, of course, BBC’s Antiques Roadshow. Will is afforded free rein to propound […]

Isle of Wight Glass Museum Special Event

The Isle of Wight Glass Museum is delighted to announce the first of a series of events to celebrate the art of glassmaking on the Island. On Sunday 21 November, the museum will be hosting an introduction to, and demonstration of, the art of glassmaking by internationally renowned master craftsmen Ian Bamforth and Vic Bamforth: […]

New Book Published by Graham Fisher MBE

New Book Published By Graham Fisher MBE – In My Opinion: essays and comment on contemporary social issues is the latest work to hit the shelves from Graham Fisher MBE, who has collated another series of his podcasts for Black Country Radio www.blackcountryradio.co.uk in an eclectic collection covering a period of the recent past right […]

NEW BRANDING AND NEW WEB SITE

The British Glass Foundation (BGF) is delighted to announce that following a period of consolidation, and despite the restraints imposed by the Covid pandemic, major and substantive progress has been made in its ambitions to create a world class glass museum in the heart of the Stourbridge Glass quarter.  A complete re-branding has taken place and […]