Visit: Soho House and the Barber Institute, Birmingham
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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.
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