BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON
The British Museum is the UK’s number one tourist attraction. Its vast collections bring in visitors from around the globe. They come to see treasures which span two million years of human history. The items recovered from a 1,400-year-old Anglo-Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo in 1939 in East England are among such treasures. They include jewellery, silverware, drinking vessels, a lyre, a sceptre and a helmet. They are believed to be grave-goods for an Anglo-Saxon king. The Sutton Hoo treasure is housed in Room 41 of the British Museum. Reopened in 2014 after refurbishment, the gallery offers a fascinating look at Europe AD 300–1100.
Reier provided 15 freestanding and 40 wall-mounted showcases for the gallery, all equipped with hinged doors, integrated climate control, low-reflective anti-bandit glass and fibre optic lighting. Also, supplied was a 4-meter-high, 12-meter-long, 14 ton “Central Great” showcase.