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Re: It is Official - Broadfield House Glass Museum to close next month
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2015, 10:47:42 AM »
John drove me to Stourbridge a couple of weeks ago so that I could see the collection before it closed,  and I am so glad I went.  The collection is awesome and I hope with all my heart that it is packed safely and stored well until the new venue opens... and in my mind, that can't be too soon.
Along with a Museum visit, the other 'must do's' were, visiting Robert Bevan-Jones, Jonathan Harris and Vic Bamforth.  All of whom made us so welcome and spent hours chatting and looking at their wonderful glass. We also managed to squeeze a visit to the Red House Cone whist we were there, before driving to North Wales so that John could have a well deserved rest from glass and a good long climb in the Welsh Mountains.
We will be back to Stourbridge soon and certainly when the new White House opens.
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Re: It is Official - Broadfield House Glass Museum to close next month
« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2015, 03:05:48 AM »
Very sad as it was a beautiful showcase for the glass.

Can anyone tell me what happened to the site called Gorgeous Glass which I used to browse avidly to see the collection.  It seems to have disappeared - it was so easy to use.

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I don't recall that website M. but I did find the BHGM Flickr album with some nice pics. Not enough, but better than none!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dudley-council/sets/72157647289569153

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Re: It is Official - Broadfield House Glass Museum to close next month
« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2015, 10:13:22 AM »
Anne you can search the collection here
http://blackcountryhistory.org/

So if for example you type in  Richardson glass
then a whole long section will come up with all pictures of items and articles they have in the archives.
Unfortunately the articles are not available online so you have to go to the archives to see the references of course.

I so wish I lived nearer to the archives. 

I cannot find the Gorgeous Glass site I used to use - someone had taken amazing large pictures of many of the items and they were able to blow up and see the details closely.  The black country history site doesn't have anywhere near such good pictures.  But hey, I'm not complaining.  At least they do have pictures. Let's please hope that Dudley continue to maintain the site.


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Re: It is Official - Broadfield House Glass Museum to close next month
« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2015, 10:15:22 PM »
Barry took a lot of pics when we went but he had to sign one of those permit forms that allows personal use only.  I wonder if sharing them for reference would now be allowed?  Perhaps we could collate all of the images that we (all of us, not just me+him) have taken into an online album for reference, as we have no idea how long the collection will be out of public view for.  I am thinking perhaps a BHGM Collection Flickr album, which would allow us to have hi-res images, and that it could be done so anyone with BH images could upload into it on a group basis? Perhaps John or Nathan might be able to advise if we'd be breaching any BHGM rule by so doing? 

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Re: It is Official - Broadfield House Glass Museum to close next month
« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2015, 10:47:06 PM »
 Ring Kari Moodie  01384 812749 as  Kari is the Keeper of Glass you would need to ask her,but I can't see a problem.She does have an email.......kari.moodie  AT  dudley.gov.uk

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Re: It is Official - Broadfield House Glass Museum to close next month
« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2015, 03:06:22 AM »
Thank you, will do. :)

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Re: It is Official - Broadfield House Glass Museum to close next month
« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2015, 05:48:37 PM »
It's closed to the public but open until April i think Steve said behind the desk.
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Re: It is Official - Broadfield House Glass Museum to close next month
« Reply #37 on: October 05, 2015, 06:57:54 PM »
Reception staff are packing everything up now and will be leaving  December.The office staff will finish off and the building should be empty by January.The studio will work on till March then they will also leave the site.

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