The British Glass Foundation (BGF) is a charity that was created in response to the venerable but ageing Broadfield House Glass Museum in Kingswinford being deemed no longer fit for purpose as the showcase of the Stourbridge Glass collection. It was felt imperative that this internationally renowned assemblage of some of the finest glass ever made should retain its integrity and provenance in a new and permanent home. The selection of the White House site in Wordsley, right in the heart of the Stourbridge Glass industry and the former factory of the legendary Stuart Crystal, proved an inspired choice for this spectacular new home which, after wide consultation amongst the community it serves, has been named The White House Cone Museum of Glass.
In addition to its responsibilities towards the collection, BGF seeks to represent all other charities, organisations and individuals that have an interest in preserving and promoting our wonderful glass heritage. It continues to raise the profile of the importance, locally, nationally and internationally, of both the glass collection and its associated archives and is active in encouraging impetus within the industry to secure and develop its future as a beacon of excellence for the long term. It has worked, and will continue to work, closely with its partners especially Complex Development Projects Ltd, owners of the White House site and Dudley MBC who are the principal custodian of the collection, to accomplish its aims. BGF has an ongoing remit to explore all available means to provide universal access to the collections.
Details of all of BGF’s activities including information on donations, volunteering opportunities, the free-to-subscribe email bulletin GlassCuts and, of course, all the latest news from the The White House Cone Museum of Glass can be found on our website www.britishglassfoundation.org.uk
Donations to this cause may also be made via
The White House Cone
Museum of Glass
Stuart Works, High Street, Wordsley, DY8 4FA
T: 07961 867206
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