BM's Sutton Hoo gallery receives facelift

Room 41 of the British Museum has received a facelift in order to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the discovery of the Sutton Hoo ship burial. The room, which houses the museum's early medieval collections, was refurbished with new flooring, roof and internal architecture renovation thanks to a gift from Sir Paul and Lady Jill Ruddock.

While the Sutton Hoo collection is the centerpiece of the room, it also acts "as a gateway into the diverse cultures featured in the rest of the gallery. This material will be arranged around the perimeter of the room in cultural, geographical and chronological zones, comprising the Late Roman and Byzantine Empires, Celtic Britain and Ireland, migrating Germanic peoples, Northern and Eastern Europe, the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings."