The Wyatts, a remarkable dynasty of architects, builders and designers, were closely involved with various Boulton and Watt enterprises. Benjamin Wyatt constructed the Soho Manufactory. James Wyatt designed silverware for Boulton as well as Soho House - ultimately completed by his brother Samuel, who also designed Watt’s Heathfield House. This talk will explore the many Wyatt connections with Boulton and Watt activities.
Rita McLean undertook various Boulton and Watt projects during her career with Birmingham Museums, including the development of Soho House Museum during the 1990s. In 2009, she contributed to ‘Selling What all the World Desires’, the major exhibition and publication celebrating the centenary of Matthew Boulton’s birth. She is a museums and heritage consultant and chairs Birmingham Civic Society’s Heritage Committee.
The talk will be followed by an optional tour of Soho House.
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