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We are recruiting a development officer - 23 May 2021 16:07

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We are recruiting a development officer. The role fundamentally is about expanding the activities of the museum and looking for ways to connect with the local and wider community. - Click here to read more - Comments: 0

We are creating a kid's learning table - 07 Mar 2021 16:12

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The glass museum is an educational venue. We get many school groups visiting. But when families bring their younger children often they feel left out. To address that we have created a learning table aimed at 5- to 10-year-olds. - Click here to read more - Comments: 0

Museum receives its largest-ever donation - 06 Feb 2020 22:44

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The museum has received its largest-ever donation of over six hundred pieces of glass. Long-time glass collector Roger Willsmer, 76, of Upminster, Essex, contacted us in mid-November 2019 offering almost his entire collection. - Click here to read more - Comments: 0

How we built our new shop - 06 Oct 2019 21:48

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When the museum opened in March 2016 we had a shop from day one. However, when the space we occupied on the ground floor of Eastern Barn, Arreton, became insufficient, in Spring 2018 we moved to the first floor. At that point the shop closed. This is the story of how we opened a new and better shop in August 2019, with lots of pictures to illustrate what we did. - Click here to read more - Comments: 0

Meet our new staff: Jane and Sadie - 15 Sep 2019 10:36

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After a most successful recruitment campaign, which attracted 110 applicants, the museum is pleased to announce that Jane Woods and Sadie Wyatt were selected for the posts of museum and retail assistant. We are delighted that Jane and Sadie have joined the team. They bring a huge amount of experience to the museum. - Click here to read more - Comments: 0

We are recruiting: two part-time museum and retail assistants - 07 Jul 2019 19:16

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Have you ever fancied working at a museum and be surrounded by the most amazing glass every working day? Could you share your enthusiasm with visitors who are eager to see what is on show? Well now is your chance! Isle of Wight Museum of Glass is recruiting two part-time museum and retail assistants. - Click here to read more - Comments: 1

Prints on glassmaking from Diderot's Encyclopédie - 17 Nov 2018 22:18

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The museum recently purchased four original prints from the Encyclopédie by Diderot and Jean Le Rond d’Alembert, published in Paris, France in the 1760s. What is remarkable is that these prints show that the techniques used in today's handmade studio glass are, essentially, little changed in 250 years. - Click here to read more - Comments: 0

New projects: Etling catalogue and glass on postcards - 02 Oct 2018 14:38

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The museum recently started two major projects. The first is to create a catalogue of the glass produced in the 1920s and 1930s for Edmond Laurent Etling. The second is to create a database of postcards depicting glass or glass making. - Click here to read more - Comments: 0

Museum guide being trialed - 02 Sep 2018 16:31

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A guide to the museum exhibits, provided on small handheld touch-screen tablet computers, is currently being trialed. We are pleased to report that the initial feedback has been positive. - Click here to read more - Comments: 0

Volunteer scheme is launched - 07 May 2018 09:07

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After three months of hard work on an extensive redevelopment the museum has been completely transformed. It now has two spacious galleries to display over 1200 glass exhibits. It is quite a task for the two part-time staff to run the museum. Therefore, a volunteer scheme has been launched and immediate applications are being invited. - Click here to read more - Comments: 1

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