Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Monday, 19 December 2011
Read the Press release from the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) lawyers here. Stoke-upon-Trent MP Hon. Dr Tristram Hunt MP is meeting with Government Ministers on December 20th to discuss the plight of the Museum.
The Battle continues - continued political lobbying is essential: write to your MP to drive home how important this unique collection is to you.
Campaign leader Alison Wedgwood: "We will begin a fund raising campaign in the new year, asking the government for urgent support, and seeking support from the Art Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and as many generous philanthropists as we can cajole. This collection is not leaving Staffordshire without a fight!"
Write to you MP, Join our Supporters roll to declare your support and to be kept up to date with the Campaign: help to Save Wedgwood for the Nation.
Thank you for your support.
Saturday, 10 December 2011
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Friday, 25 November 2011
Monday, 19 September 2011
The three-day Court Hearing before His Honour Judge Purle ended on Thursday 15th September. A decision is expected at the end of October.
· Day Two: Court Hears: “Wedgwood Art is for Public Benefit”
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Monday, 12 September 2011
The Public Gallery will be open.
Visit the Campaign website to find out more about the campaign, and the Museum collection it is working to save.
Saturday, 11 June 2011
The Chairman of the Haywards Heath Ceramics Group, Mrs Caroline Young, who joined our own supporters roll In the last few months has organised a petition from her members. She recently dispatched this to her Member of Parliament, Hon. Nicholas Soames MP.
Thank you for your support.
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
The Wedgwood Museum is still fully open pending direction from a Judge to the Administrator to determine whether the prize winning collection can be sold off to pay the pension creditors. The date for the case to be heard in Court has been confirmed as 13th September 2011 – the case may last up to three days.
More details will be posted, when known.
The work that supporters are doing to raise awareness and lobby MPs and other Parliamentarians has been tremendous – if you have not already done so access the lobbying resources and write to your MP.
Sunday, 17 April 2011
Bruce Tattersall, barrister, sometime curator of the Wedgwood Museum and campaign supporter has written an excellent "guest post" for the Art and Artifice Blog – "Unintended consequences for the 'last man standing': the Wedgwood tale of woe."
Thursday, 3 March 2011
Tom and Alison Wedgwood write in Tuesday's (1st March) edition of The Sentinel – "All too familiar English Tragedy" – read it here: http://www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk/news/familiar-English-tragedy/article-3275924-detail/article.html
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
The court case to decide whether the Pension Protection Fund can force the break-up and sale of the Wedgwood Museum collection, has been put back again – possibly until April/May: The Sentinel has the story: "Hearing delayed over future of Wedgwood Museum collection"
Saturday, 12 February 2011
See A.N. Wilson's "Diary" in the Financial Times – "The agonising saga of the Wedgwood Museum in Barlaston, Staffordshire continues" - http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/6c2d1b3a-3563-11e0-aa6c-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1DixuVIG6
Monday, 24 January 2011
I have just read the article regarding the circumstances surrounding the Wedgwood Collection and I am appalled at the extent to which this country has established practices which permit financial institutions to asset strip our established society and heritage.
Having just read article about this crisis , I am appalled at the prospect of the destruction of a wonderful, unique collection such as the archive and irreplaceable historic pottery items housed in the Museum at Wedgwood. I am disgusted that the Government seem ready to allow events to take their course, too apathetic to act to prevent more vandalism against our heritage.As a member of the public with an interest in antique pottery and porcelain, I have visited the Museum several times, each time amazed at the wealth of material on display and the national importance of this collection to our history. I hope that your campaign meets with success. We have already lost much of our industrial past and need to retain such treasures as evidence of what we once bequeathed to the world .Janferie:
It is shocking that the collection could be dispersed. Save it!
A long time admirer of the pottery and also of Josiah who was a national treasure in his own right. It is impossible to break this collection up.
I feel that the many gifts that people have given to the Museum are inalienable and that the public should continue to be able to view their heritage.
Sven in Switzerland:
Only in the UK could the most sincere of original intentions turn into a legislative labyrinth at a later date. If this were not a possible tragedy in the making, it would be risible. The Wedgwood Collection is not only a National treasure,it is also an International asset: there is no doubt that were it dismembered, the UK would lose every single piece to private overseas collectors.