Originally used by Annie and Merton for breakfast and relaxation, this room now showcases highlights of the museum’s 20th century works. In the spirit of the museum’s founders, we continue to collect works of art and many of these later additions have become true stars of the collection. Portions of the original ceiling came down as early as 1928. However, the blast wave from a German parachute mine on 7 October 1941 finished it off and brought the entire ceiling down. A competition was held in 1948 to design a replacement. The successful artist was Anna Zinkeisen (1901-1976) who was commissioned to create a scene from ancient Greek mythology depicting gods and goddesses on Mount Olympus. She was an official war artist and was also well known for her murals on R.M.S. Queen Mary and for her poster designs for London Transport. Explore artwork currently on display in the Morning Room.