The Ghost Ship of Sutton Hoo Sails Again

National Trust Sutton Hoo have launched their latest temporary exhibition, ‘Ghost Ship of Sutton Hoo‘; a collaborative effort between National Trust staff and Ugly Studios.


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The Mound 1 ‘Ghost Ship’ replica on display at Sutton Hoo as part of their new temporary exhibition


The exhibition delves into the fascinating history behind the fossil imprint of a burial ship, discovered in Mound One in 1939 by archaeologist Basil Brown, and is built around a scale replica model of the ship itself. The eye-catching graphic panels, designed by Ugly Studios, entice and inform visitors without overwhelming the rest of the display. The panels, intended to evoke the ship’s maritime context, suggest the graduation of shallow to deep water, whilst simultaneously augmenting the spiritual subthemes of the exhibition.


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Visitors taking a closer look at the Ugly-designed graphic panels on display at Sutton Hoo


On Thursday 12th March, Ugly Studios were amongst the sea (pun intended) of local dignitaries that previewed the exhibition. It’s always rewarding to see our work appreciated, and thanks go to NT Sutton Hoo for their invitation and for our continued partnership together!

‘Ghost Ship of Sutton Hoo’ opened to the public on Saturday 14th March, and will run until Autumn 2015.

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