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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. […]

THE GLASS SLIPPER

As Glass artist Allister Malcolm cannot fully open the doors to the studio for visitors due to the Coronavirus we thought it would be good to show some of the action in the Glass Studio from last month. An exciting project which we share captured footage of glassblowing and developing the Glass Slipper. You can […]

MUSEUM DIRECTOR

Director of White House Cone Museum of Glass Salary £32,000 – £35,000 An unique opportunity for a dynamic cultural leader to become the founding Director of the Museum providing an exciting new home for the internationally significant Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council glass collection in an iconic recently restored historic building set in the Stourbridge Glass […]

£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 […]

Bibliography of glass

Willy Van Den Bossche The British Glass Foundation has been generously gifted use of the Bibliography of Glass as  compiled by Willy Van Den Bossche, which we can share with you here. This reference book lists titles covering anything glass related and will prove invaluable for those with an academic interest or as a starting point […]

In Memoriam

We are greatly saddened to learn of the death of John P. Smith who passed away on Sunday 24th February 2019 following a recent period of illness. John was a dominant figure in the glass world for many decades, being a former Director of Glass at Mallett and Sons (Antiques) Ltd where customers included most of […]

Student Exhibition

Suspended in Time An exhibition in response to the heritage of the Stourbridge area 24th Feb 18 – 4th Mar 18   Undertaken by Level 5  (second year) Students for the Applied Arts Dept. at Wolverhampton School of Art (Est.1851) the work here in this forthcoming exhibition reflects their own personal investigations into the Stourbridge […]

£980,000 From 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 […]