Visit: Soho House and the Barber Institute, Birmingham
- Soho House |
Soho House was the home of industrialist and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton from 1766 to 1809. Boulton worked with architects James and Samuel Wyatt and furniture maker James Newton to create a fashionable and comfortable home which includes many items of Boulton’s own furniture and reflects his inventiveness in home comforts. The Barber Institute will be showing an exhibition: Objects of Affection: Pre-Raphaelite Portraits by John Brett. Professor Ann Sumnner, Director of the Barber Institute and co-curator of the exhibition will give an introductory talk and a private view of the treasures behind the scene. There will also be time to see the permanent collection.
Soho House Soho Avenue (off Soho Road), Handsworth, BIRMINGHAM West Midlands B18 5LB 0121 348 8000 www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/soho