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Re: Isle of Wight Glass Museum opening March 2016
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2016, 11:23:58 PM »
Unfortunately this clashes with the AGM of the Society of Designer Craftsmen, so I won't be able to go, but it looks like a super programme.

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Re: Isle of Wight Glass Museum opening March 2016
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2016, 10:30:24 PM »
It all sounds hugely exciting Anton, and I hope all goes well for you at the opening. Please do share photos of the event afterwards with those of us who are too far away to be there. :)

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Re: Isle of Wight Glass Museum opening March 2016
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2016, 11:04:54 PM »
In a previous post I said that "the museum has just agreed to purchase an amazing collection from a prominent collector". Well I can now reveal that the museum has purchased the Mark Hill Collection of Mdina glass and Isle of Wight Studio Glass, one of the most important private collections of glass made by Michael Harris.  ;D The collection distinguishes itself not for its size but for its quality. It contains some astonishing and unique pieces, many of which are illustrated in Mark's well known book on Michael Harris.

More here: http://isleofwightglassmuseum.wikidot.com/blog:13

Thank you for your best wishes Anne. Of course we will share pictures of the opening event. The press were at the museum today and will be present at the opening event too.

In other developments yesterday and today: Michael Rayner, founder of Alum Bay Glass, brought along a nice collection of over 20 pieces of his early work, nearly all of which have never been seen before. There are many great pieces included. Also, Ed Evans of Glory Art Glass contributed an interesting collection too. Pippa D'Arcy of Quay Crafts, perhaps less known since she came to glass making fairly recently, contributed three of her unique and very sculptural pieces.

If you can make it to the museum we would be pleased to see you.

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Re: Isle of Wight Glass Museum opening March 2016
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2016, 10:50:42 PM »
We are all ready to open tomorrow  :) Hope to see you.

BTW, the address at http://www.isleofwightglassmuseum.org.uk/ now does something useful. That is the address we are advertising on our information leaflets, etc.

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Re: Isle of Wight Glass Museum opening March 2016
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2016, 06:23:49 PM »
Sorry for butting into your thread about the Museum, Anton but I wanted to bring this thread to your attention.
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Re: Isle of Wight Glass Museum opening March 2016
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2016, 11:54:24 PM »
Sorry for the delay in getting a story and pictures out about the museum opening. Here is the blog post about it with many nice pictures  :D

http://isleofwightglassmuseum.wikidot.com/blog:15

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Re: Isle of Wight Glass Museum opening March 2016
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2016, 01:09:56 AM »
Anton, thank you for sharing the page with us, I wish I could have been there but this is the next best thing. Your display cabinets look amazing, I hope the museum gets lots of visitors!

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Re: Isle of Wight Glass Museum opening March 2016
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2016, 08:21:44 PM »
The museum continues to improve apace. Just three months after opening visitor numbers are encouraging.

We continue to add to the exhibits. Most interesting is that IOWSG next door to the museum are allowing us to put Michael Harris's original workbench and tools from the 1970s on show.

I have revamped the museum web site too and it is laid out much better. For all the latest news go to http://www.isleofwightglassmuseum.org.uk/.

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