Glass Newsletter February 2009 from Angela
Hi Glass Friend,
I'm late with my Glass Newsletter again. But I'm working on the next
issue which will be with you soon.
Meantime there is an important issue that I want to tell you about that
concerns me and I thought you would like to know about it.
Broadfield House Glass Museum, near Stourbridge in the UK, is going to
be closed by the local council unless those of us who care can convince
the Dudley Council to change their minds.
The following details have been put together by Adam Aaronson in the UK,
and there is an on-line petition that you can sign if you would like to
lend us your support.
I hope you won’t mind me contacting you about this.
Broadfield House is the only designated glass museum in the UK. No other
museum in the world has a collection of British 18th, 19th & 20th
century glass that can rival its rare archive and loan collections.
The annual cost of running this outstanding museum is £250,000, or just
under £5,000 per week, which is excellent value for a world class
museum. However, the accountants at Dudley Council have decided that
they can save half of that by closing the museum and relocating it to an
inferior site. Dudley Council spends more than £120,000 a year cleaning
The closure was announced out of the blue three weeks ago and those of
us campaigning to save the museum have till the beginning of March to
persuade the Council to change its mind.
I should be very grateful if you would be kind enough to take a few
moments to review the campaign and if you find yourself in agreement
with the sentiments to sign the on-line petition.
Here is the link to the online petition:
I am leaving today for a visit to Nepal and China, so I'll be out of
touch for a short while,
All the very best, and thank you for your support,
PS I should really appreciate it if you could find the time to forward
this message to your glass contacts and ask them to sign the petition as
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