Medieval and Renaissance Galleries open at the V&A

"We're wanting to shed light on the dark Middle Ages," said chief curator Peta Motture about lighting conditions at the new Medieval and Renaissance exhibits at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. Tim Masters, entertainment and arts correspondent for BBC News has the story.

The new galleries, which opened December 2, 2009, were funded in part by a UKĀ£9.75M grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Part of the design included the use of natural light as filtered through translucent onyx windows.