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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: It is Official - Broadfield House Glass Museum to close next month
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2015, 05:06:50 PM »
There is always a vast amount of stuff in storage in every other Museum.
I have frequently asked to see certain things I know museums have, and they're *always* in storage.

I have managed, though making personal appointments, sometimes managed to see a few items. Normally several appointments are needed to see enough, because they'll only bring a limited number of things out.

Perth Museum brought out 18 pieces at a time, the V&A in London only let us see one piece.
I've been waiting about 9 years to see an Alison Kinnaird piece, here in Dundee.

Unfortunately, I suspect all councillors are more likely to value cash over art, heritage or history. They wouldn't be councillors otherwise.
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Re: It is Official - Broadfield House Glass Museum to close next month
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2015, 05:49:05 PM »
Substantial funding for the new museum is coming from Europe.

This wasn't easy to achieve and all those involved in the application process should be congratulated.

I note that the councillor who made this remark about selling off the council's art treasures belongs to a party whose main agenda is to oppose EU membership.

Is there a connection? Probably.

Should we be worried? Probably not.

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Re: It is Official - Broadfield House Glass Museum to close next month
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2015, 06:45:03 PM »
I'm not going to comment on the 'party' for whom this councillor stands as I know the boards policy but........need I say more ? ::)

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Re: It is Official - Broadfield House Glass Museum to close next month
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2015, 07:55:58 PM »
I totally agree that the BGF have done an amazing job in securing the ERDF grant, but as the council have reneged twice over the Broadfield House issue.

  1) Broadfield House Glass Museum will not close.
  2) Broadfield House Glass Museum will not close until White House is ready.


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Re: It is Official - Broadfield House Glass Museum to close next month
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2015, 04:29:16 PM »
When i spoke to the girls behind the desk last week they said nothing had been signed or set in stone as per a new place and they were loosing their jobs, if that's changed in the last week i'm not sure?. Out the front there is a lot of land that can be built on or redeveloped that comes with the site, i can see the building being converted into a perfect nursing/care home.
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Re: It is Official - Broadfield House Glass Museum to close next month
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2015, 04:58:07 PM »
more info... here's link to another article, with excerpts below...

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2015/08/25/broadfield-house-glass-museum-to-close-after-35-years/

". . . [t]he museum will close its doors to visitors on September 30 at 4pm after more than 35 years.

The closure comes as plans gather pace for a new £5 million museum of glass to be built in Wordsley.

It will be based on the White House Glass Cone site, opposite the Red House Glass Cone visitor attraction.

The museum is being funded by a £2.13m European grant and the proceeds of the sale of Broadfield House will be part of the councilís contribution.

Collections from Broadfield House will be mothballed at the site in the meantime."

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"Meanwhile, a project is under way to collate people's memories of Broadfield House before its closure.

They are asking people to celebrate its legacy by sharing pictures of the museum from its past and present.

People can upload images to Twitter using @Glass_museum or call 01384 812745 for details."

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Re: It is Official - Broadfield House Glass Museum to close next month
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2015, 05:18:38 PM »
I was told today that building work for the new museum is well underway, will be over there in a week or so, I'll have a look  ;D ;D

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Re: It is Official - Broadfield House Glass Museum to close next month
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2015, 05:27:50 PM »
Well we could always split the contents between ourselves for safe keeping to stop Dudley council flogging it off, what do you think?
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Re: It is Official - Broadfield House Glass Museum to close next month
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2015, 05:53:49 PM »
It will be 12 months before the proposed new Museum is supposed to open so keep your fingers crossed!!!!!!!!!!!!.                                     

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