Tuesday, March 27, 2012
FINALLY, some good news on the Wedgwood Museum Trust fiasco. It appears that fundraising will begin to pay the Wedgwood Museum's part of the Pension Fund shortfall thus ending the long battle to secure the future of the Wedgwood Museum holdings! This is the first really good result that has been announced in quite some time. Coincidental to this problem at Barlaston has been the dilemma over what to do with the Minton Archive which became homeless in the demise of the Minton factory. That historic and valuable collection will be housed in some fashion with the Wedgwood archives at the Wedgwood Museum in Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent. It appears changes to the Museum will be made to accommodate these additional archives and it seems likely we will now be following the progress of that step in the procedure. What a long road through a lot of British muck this has been but now a glimmer of hope has emerged! Let us all now give our support to those who will be working hard to make this latest plan realize success! Josiah may now relax in his repose and perhaps rest in some new-found peace! One can visit our website and see several Minton Archival Prints by a well-known British publisher. Click the link above (Minton Archive) for our favorite, a print with a raised gold emblem which replicates how the cup looks in 'the flesh'. And if you click the link Minton Archival Prints you will see others we have for sale currently.