Comparative Riches

The Culture of the Countryside team was invited to join in with holiday workshop activities.  Bee Farrell (Community engagement manager) explored our world art collection of objects by comparison with the treasures of Sutton Hoo, revealing interesting comparative insights into luxuries, spirituality and ritual. On another occasion, artist Jessica Perry ran workshops for children exploring pattern and decoration common to artifacts and nature.

At Sutton Hoo, on the eve of the Second World War, archaeologists discovered the ship burial of an Anglo-Saxon king and his most treasured possessions, which had lain undisturbed for 1,300 years.  It changed the way we thought about our ancestors and is now in the care of the National Trust.

Sutton Hoo Treasures

Friday 9th April 11-3


Comparative Riches posts

Lunchtime handling session in the museum 21-09-10
Sutton Hoo Treasures 29-10-10
Sutton Hoo 29-04-11
Perry, Jessica 08-01-14
Duggan, Do 21-04-11
Dereham, Angela 21-04-11