Visit to Pugin, Hardman & Powell, Birmingham and The Broadfield House Glass Museum, Stourbridge
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Following two recent Art Fund lectures by The Rev. Michael Fisher on Pugin's designs and by Charles Hajdamach on Stourbridge glass, this visit is an opportunity to see the objects themselves. In Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter visit the new premises of Pugin, Hardman & Powell at 26 Frederick Street. Michael Fisher, archivist of Hardman's, whose book 'Hardman of Birmingham' was published in 2008, has kindly agreed to show visitors the company's museum and workshop.
In the afternoon visit the Broadfield House Museum, Kingswinford, where the Keeper of Glass, Roger Dodsworth, will give a tour of its magnificent collection of British glass. This ranges from eighteenth-century tableware and Stourbridge cameo and rock crystal to historic paperweights and modern studio glass. It is one of the major glass museums in the world.
Numbers are limited to 30. The visit is by private car, and it is
suggested that you bring a picnic. There is a very limited amount of
parking space in front of Pugin, Hardman & Powell, but there are several
multi-storey car parks close by. A map will be sent with your tickets.