White House Cone Site 24 November 2015 



A personal message from the Trustees of BGF

As will be seen from the appeals below we are now at the stage where aspirations are fast becoming a reality as work on the White House site continues apace.
At this crucial juncture we wish to clarify that the construction of this new home for the world famous Stourbridge Glass collection is being undertaken on behalf of the public. This is very much envisaged as a ‘people’s museum’ in which the people of Stourbridge – and beyond – can feel an integral part of their own history and help take an active role in shaping its future. We intend it to be a showcase to the world, with Stourbridge as its focus. Elitism has no role; inclusivity will be our by-word.
BGF therefore continues to welcome constructive comments and observations from all quarters, with our assurance that every voice will be duly considered within the round.

Our new name and logo: an appeal
The British Glass Foundation (BGF) is seeking engage with the local community in identifying a suitable name for the new glass museum that is scheduled to open in 2017.
It is intended that the final choice of name will be one that reflects the combination of the past glories of Stourbridge Glass, it’s contemporary status and its future direction, with the new facility being its epicentre and showcase. The name should therefore be highly impactive, immediately recognizable and with a longevity factor that identifies the image of Stourbridge Glass well into the 21st century.
This is not a completion per se but should be seen more as an opportunity to offer a positive involvement by engagement in the process. Suggestions are welcomed from any individual or group. Whilst no guarantee is offered as to the final choice participants can be assured that all submissions will be taken into consideration.
The BGF is similarly also seeking to identify a suitable logo to accompany the name. Suggestions are welcomed under the same terms as above.

Closing date for submissions is 29th February 2016.
The final choice for both name and logo will be announced publicly shortly thereafter. 

Posted 9 December 2015

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Graham Knowles, BGF Chairman says: ‘The choice of name and logo is crucial in helping to establish and maintain the image of the new museum as a global brand. It is therefore vital we get this right first time, and it is only proper that the people of Stourbridge and the wider world of glass who have all supported us so magnificently should now be offered the opportunity to have their say.’

All correspondence can be sent via email to or by post to BGF c/o Hulberts Properties Ltd., Peartree Lodge, Hulbert Drive, Dudley DY2 0XW

Call for volunteers
The British Glass Foundation (BGF) is seeking engage with the local community in establishing a pool of volunteers in readiness for assisting at the new glass museum which is scheduled to open in 2017.
Registration is free and open to all. No specialist skills are required, although an interest in glass would be an obvious advantage.
Membership of the register will introduce the applicant into a team that is dedicated to promoting glass in general and the world famous Stourbridge Glass collection in particular, via the brand new facility in Wordsley. In the longer term it is envisaged that there may be educational and other opportunities arising.

Applications can be made immediately, with all names being held in abeyance in readiness for the museum opening. However, there is much work to do before then and so voluntary assistance may be called upon at any time beforehand as developments progress. Early indications of support would therefore be appreciated.
Graham Knowles, BGF Chairman says: ‘The people of Stourbridge have been so supportive of our efforts to find a new home for the world famous Stourbridge Glass collection and so we are delighted to be able to now offer this invitation to become directly involved in our work to promote Stourbridge Glass around the globe. Please do join us.’
All applications can be sent via email to or by post to BGF c/o Hulberts Properties Ltd., Peartree Lodge, Hulbert Drive, Dudley DY2 0XW.
Please note that details will be held on a database that will be used exclusively for the purpose stated and will under no circumstances be divulged to a third party outside BGF. Any person not wishing their details to be held in this way should advise BGF immediately on application.

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