British Association of Friends of Museums News Letter

BAFM have just launched their new web based newsletter, the first issue of which can be read by clicking here. Anyone who wishes to subscribe to the e-newsletter can do so by visiting

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Following the announcement of a successful Grant bid from the European Regional Development Fund, Broadfield House will close its doors for the last time at the end of September 2015. Visitors still have a chance to see the collection in its current setting before it is packed away ready to be moved to its new home, which is being developed on the site of the old Stuart Crystal Glass Works.

There is still a great deal to see before the museums closure, including the fantastic celebrity doodle project, on view until the 25th of september. Organised by the resident artist Allister Malcolm, this collection of objects has been created by a series of invited artists with the works due to be sold at Fieldings auctioneers in October. 

Take the opportunity to walk to halls of Broadfield House one last time before the collection moves to its bright new home.

click below to read the full press release from Dudley Council

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British Glass Foundation Newsletter No1British Glass Foundation Newsletter No1The British Glass Foundation have published their first newsletter. To view the newsletter please click on the link below.

From the Chairman Graham Knowles

Welcome to our first Newsletter. My apologies for not being in touch with you before but we have been busy setting up our new Charity and until now there has been little to report.

The Charity was set up in November 2010 and in the last few months we have been designing our new leaflet and putting in place the necessary Gift Aid documentation.

I am delighted to welcome two new Trustees, Graham Fisher MBE who will be looking after our PR and Communications and Allister Malcolm who is the resident glass artist at Broadfield House Glass Museum. I know they will both be great assets to the charity. ...continues

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Thank you to everyone who brought items for valuation by Fieldings Auctioneers.

Mark Hannam and Alison Snowdon of Fieldings worked non-stop from 10.00 - 3.30. The Friends were too busy to see many of the items but two caught my eye.  One was a Motor Racing trophy in crystal.  We are unlikey to see this size of item being made in one piece because of the size and weight - approx 2 feet tall and 18" in diameter; approx 15 kgs in weight. The other item was a yard of ale with flower decoration all over it.

Robert Hadley and Eric Wilson acted as cashiers and stewards and between us, in tickets and refreshments, we raised £340 to go into the Broadfield purchase fund.


The Cameo Archive is now available on-line for current Friends members.

The archive has been digitized and converted to PDF format, with the colour editions No50-No54 also viewable as an on-line book.

Copies can be viewed and downloaded from this site once Friends have logged in.

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