Special Announcement on behalf of British Glass Foundation
The Journal of the British Glass Foundation
In the last issue of GC, issued on 20.7.21 we teased you with the prospect of a Big Announcement. Well, without further ado, here it is.
First, we’ll give you the ‘formal’ bit … an abridged extract from a news item that has been ‘blitzed’ across all media platforms simultaneously, both electronic and hard copy. So it’s likely you’re going to see the full version somewhere or other. Then, we’ll take a closer look at what will come to be seen as a milestone in The Grand Scheme.
My thanks to Secretary Lynn Boleyn MBE and Museum Director Ollie Buckley for their assistance in pulling this issue together. We do indeed live in exciting times Enjoy.
A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ON BEHALF OF
THE BRITISH GLASS FOUNDATION (BGF)
MAJOR AND SUBSTANTIVE PROGRESS ON SEVERAL FRONTS SIMULTANEOUSLY FOR NEW GLASS MUSEUM
The British Glass Foundation (BGF) is delighted to announce that following a period of consolidation and organization in both its tangible and intellectual assets – and despite the restraints imposed by the Covid pandemic – major and substantive progress has been made on several fronts in the BGF’s ambitions to create a world class glass museum in the heart of the Stourbridge Glass quarter.
1) a complete rebranding package
2) a radical overhaul of its communications and promotions machinery
3) a firm targeted opening date for the fully functional museum.
Graham Knowles, Chairman of The British Glass Foundation said:
‘This is fantastic news. After more than 10 years of effort, which would not have been possible without the unflinching support of our sponsors, backers and partners especially Dudley MBC, European Regional Development Fund, National Heritage Lottery Fund and Complex Development Projects Ltd., we are almost there. It is also thanks to you, the public, that we are now touchingly close to achieving our ultimate ambition of finally opening the ‘People’s Museum’ that provides a new home for the internationally renowned Stourbridge glass collection.’