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BGF history 2009-2022

“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.

The Foundation

• 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

GNC 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.