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Matthew Boulton and the Industrial Revolution

2009 is the bicentenary of the death of Matthew Boulton (1728-1809), a Birmingham manufacturer who revolutionised the production of metalwork in partnership with James Watt, the famous pioneer of the steam engine.

Boulton’s Soho Mint was at the cutting edge of technology in the Industrial Revolution, producing some of the finest coins and medals of the eighteenth century, leading examples of which may be seen in this small display.

Tue 22 September 2009 to Sun 21 March 2010
Glaisher Gallery (Gallery 27)