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Re: Broadfield House Glass Museum - the next step...
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2010, 11:23:43 PM »
I saw the debate but it has been left as a local issue. Do Dudley own it or the nation? Clearly they have no interest in it if they do not want to display it especially with the much more interesting propspect of all the usual pocket lining with the disposal of property. Reports of decay in the proposed site and poor traffic facilities, the only reason for moving it there is to show it is of no major public interest (never mind the public cannot get to it) and then they can sell off that property too. If the state of repair is as bad as some of the reports getting the buildings condemned would be a straightforward tactic repeatedly used to clear 'historic' sites. If you look at the situation from the council and their financial well-being then the best thing is to pack the glass into a warehouse and level the properties.

With a collection and archive of such importance it needs to be handled by someone else if it is ever to be displayed properly as clearly from what is being said Broadfield House will close.
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Re: Broadfield House Glass Museum - the next step...
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2010, 11:48:01 AM »
Dear All,

The adjournment debate that was led by Linda Waltho MP for Stourbridge was indeed an achievement.

Everyday Broadfield House Glass Museum is open is an achievement - lets not kid ourselves the precious glass and priceless archives could easily have been boxed up by now, had it not have been for the success of the campaign mounted against the closure of the glass museum.

I would urge everyone to remain strong and tall as all the glass community, the many glass experts and our friends all over the world - stand together against any closure of Broadfield House Glass Museum or moving its contents to an unsuitable site.

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Re: Broadfield House Glass Museum - the next step...
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2010, 11:59:58 AM »
To all except visitors here, the message going out is that Broadfield Glass Museum has been saved. This is being circulated via all the major glass news bulletins and glass societies.

If the protest is not managing a cohesive organisation it cannot succeed, clearly the council has more effective PR.
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Re: Broadfield House Glass Museum - the next step...
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2010, 05:38:44 PM »
We know that stop banging on, give us some help rather than been crittical,otherwise we will lose it.
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« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2010, 09:15:02 PM »
Suggestions do not seem to be discussed. Why not publish a public agenda signed by all glass. museum and other interest groups.
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Re: Broadfield House Glass Museum - the next step...
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2010, 10:17:41 PM »
Frank,

Please think on :)

Because then, DMBC will know exactly was is being organised and it will negate any negotiations that are likely to happen with them. Why would you want to tell DMBC what is going on, either as a campaign, or an agenda, before you might wish to?

Technology can be used in a far more useful way, so lets be a bit more positive. If DMBC have managed to successfully 'spin' an announcement perhaps our job is to ensure everyone knows the truth of the matter?  ;) :)

So, just in case, let's all do something small, and make sure we mention this to any and all folks that we know. We know the voice we raised before and it's just there waiting to be asked again. There's more of us than them, so get talking folks.......... ;D ;D

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« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2010, 12:05:48 AM »
Working behind closed doors with a carefully spun public campaign may be the deceitful way that these particular council officials work. But if most of the glass world are being informed that the campaign has been successful when it has not, then more airing in public will at least give an opportunity to debunk the spin being put out by a council.

This does not mean that the full details of the campaign need to be made public. Just enough to ensure that all interest groups are properly informed. Further if you can show publicly that there is solidarity in a campaign then you are more likely to achieve a common voice. The very fact that contradictory stories are being published is in itself sufficient for the council to be feeling comfortable that they will achieve whatever they wish too.

Had I not been visiting the gmb I would by now be feeling quite happy that the museum has been saved. The latest Glass Cone makes no mention of the situation, I was disappointed by this!
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« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2010, 08:59:59 AM »
Anybody who posts on this subject should be aware that anything they say here will be read by the executive and members of Dudley Council as well as their PR department. This is an open forum.
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« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2010, 12:34:28 PM »
Hopefully it will be read by their website managers too, all the links on this page are broken:

http://www.dudley.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/museums--galleries/glass-museum/reference

In general it is a poor website for the museum. As to the glass cone page:

http://www.dudley.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/museums--galleries/red-house-glass-cone

They proudly announce "Since this time the site has remained virtually unaltered and therefore provides a fascinating insight into the history and tradition of glassmaking"  :24: accompanied by a picture where the glass cone is mostly obscured by a dreary shop-like entrance building.

But I guess the protest does not want any public duiscussion, :pb: sorry to have intruded. Why not get the threads deleted. Then we can hear about it in the press http://www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/7334.aspx
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