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Author Topic: It is Official - Broadfield House Glass Museum to close next month  (Read 2794 times)

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It has been announced officially that BROADFIELD HOUSE GLASS MUSEUM will close at the end of September this year!!  You have approx 7 weeks to visit ! otherwise :'( :'( :'(

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Re: It is Official - Broadfield House Glass Museum to close next month
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2015, 04:21:54 PM »
Is there any news on the new museum location and timescale for it yet?

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Re: It is Official - Broadfield House Glass Museum to close next month
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2015, 04:38:09 PM »
Nothing has been announced regarding a move yet Anne, soon as I hear or read anything I will share it.

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Re: It is Official - Broadfield House Glass Museum to close next month
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2015, 05:47:28 PM »
There is a very interesting report on page 14 of the Dudley Chronicle 13/8/15. A certain Councillor has suggested that the art collection held by DMBC this includes glass as well as paintings be sold and the the money reinvested in services.           
www.dudleychronicle.co.uk

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Re: It is Official - Broadfield House Glass Museum to close next month
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2015, 07:17:28 PM »
There is a very interesting report on page 14 of the Dudley Chronicle 13/8/15. A certain Councillor has suggested that the art collection held by DMBC this includes glass as well as paintings be sold and the the money reinvested in services.           
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Re: It is Official - Broadfield House Glass Museum to close next month
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2015, 08:03:16 PM »
Try www.expressandstar.com/free-editions/       
It is still showing last weeks edition but I think they put the new ones up tonight or tomorrow.Let me know if you have any problems and I will send you a copy.

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Re: It is Official - Broadfield House Glass Museum to close next month
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2015, 08:38:36 PM »
I have donated significant amounts of early British pressed glass to Broadfield House over the last few years specifically on the basis that I was contributing to an important resource, freely-available to all-comers, and I shall be quite upset if substantial collections of glassware from Broadfield House are sold and the sale revenues reinvested in local general services.

I have absolutely no objection if the items which I donated are subsequently freely lodged in some other public collection(s) but it was certainly not my intention that they be sold within a few years to merely help prop-up Dudley's precarious general public finances in the short term.

It would appear that the Philistines are at the gate yet again. I shall await developments with interest.

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Re: It is Official - Broadfield House Glass Museum to close next month
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2015, 04:52:05 PM »
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There is no value to art if it's not getting looked at.

So on that thought ... all museums in all countries should sell all of their items in storage. And how about all the of the private collections that do not "get looked at" by more than a very few people?

And how will museum curators and collectors etc. add to the knowledge (and hence the "value") of artworks through research if everything is sold off?

Maybe one councilor's viewpoint will not be shared by too many others?
KevinH

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