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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Training opportunities

Sharing expertise

The communities team offer a range of training opportunites for local groups, communities and supplementary school teachers and volunteers.

‘I would like to thank you at the British Museum for all that you do for us. I feel that we are increasing in confidence all the time. We feel very supported to carry out repeat visits to the Museum now’.

Azmeen Noreen, Participant on Crossing-Cultures Training Session

For more information on how your local community could benefit from the training offered at the British Museum please contact communities@britishmuseum.org

Next supplementary schools training session: Connecting cultures: exploring objects and collections 

Training opportunities

A training session at the British Museum.

Supplementary school teachers

Training opportunities

Free group training sessions for school teachers and volunteers

Supplementary school training sessions at the Museum can help teachers and volunteers to plan and deliver a successful trip to the Museum.

Training includes guidance on how to run easy group activities with students inspired by the Museum’s world collections and the opportunity to discuss and plan your very own visit.

After completing a group training session at the Museum, supplementary schools also have the option to book a one-to-one session with a member of the Supplementary Schools team.

Find out more about supplementary school sessions 

Next supplementary schools training session: Connecting cultures: exploring objects and collections 

Community Partnerships training

Training opportunities

An introduction to getting the most out of the British Museum.

Community Gatekeeper Training Days are specifically designed to support staff and volunteers who work with groups in London. Sessions provide individuals with the opportunity to find out about current events and exhibitions on offer at the museum and help them to identify how to get the most from a visit.

The training day also explores a range of simple but effective gallery-based activities designed to help inspire groups’ engagement with museum objects and overall provides participants with the necessary confidence and skills to plan and carry out a group visit to the British Museum.

Find out more