The DCMA holds the largest public collection of "Corn Flower" glassware, with more than 1600 coloured and clear glass pieces. Our museum is home to the family and business archives of W.J. Hughes & Sons "Corn Flower" Limited, including several one-of-a-kind glassware pieces created by W.J. Hughes for family members and friends. The DCMA’s "Corn Flower" collection is on exhibit each year from mid-January to mid-August, and always presented in a special themed exhibit, often featuring other artifacts from the Museum’s collection. When the collection is not on display, collectors and enthusiasts may contact us to arrange a special guided visit through the collections storage room to view items on the shelves. Museum staff, with the assistance of Pete Kayser, former "Corn Flower" Company president, are in the process of identifying the many glass blanks on which "Corn Flower" was cut. Archival material, photographs, and older company catalogues are available in our Archives for research purposes. The DCMA gift shop offers a selection of authenticated W.J. Hughes & Sons "Corn Flower" Limited glassware for sale, on consignment.
New donations of "Corn Flower" to the DCMA collection are always welcome.