“The British Glass Foundation is an enabling body bringing together all relevant and independent glass and cultural organisations and private individuals, in our common aim to protect and save the glass, archive and technical collections previously held at Broadfield House Glass Museum, and to ensure their future display to the public, access for research and continued growth”.
The British Glass Foundation was created in response to the announcement of the closure of Broadfield House Glass Museum.
• seeks to represent all other charities, organisations and individuals that have an interest in preserving our glass heritage.
• continues to raise the profile of the importance, locally, nationally and internationally, of the Dudley glass collections and archives.
• works closely in partnership with Dudley Council, the principal custodian of the glass collections, to accomplish its objectives.
• will promote contemporary glass artists.
The British Glass Foundation would like to thank the following organisations for their financial and moral support:
National Lottery Heritage Fund
European Regional Development Fund
Complex Development Projects Limited
Friends of Broadfield House Glass Museum
The Glass Association :: Scottish Glass Society
The Contemporary Glass Society :: The Glass Circle
University of Wolverhampton
The Guild of Glass Engravers :: British Glass
Glass Manufacturers Federation Education Trust
Fieldings Auctioneers Limited
John Ellerman Foundation
The Clive & Sylvia Richards Charity
The Headley Trust
Enovert Community Trust
Ibstock Enovert Trust
Garfield Weston Foundation
Richardson Brothers Charity Foundation
Owen Family Trust
The Grimmitt Trust
The Rowlands Trust
The Edward Cadbury Charitable Trust
William A Cadbury Charitable Trust
The Charles Hayward Foundation
The Pilgrim Trust
The FCC Communities Foundation
Many thanks also to all supporters, volunteers, local businesses and glass artists without whom the new museum would not be possible.