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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

 

Jessica Harrison-Hall

Keeper
Curator
China and Vietnam

Department: Asia 



Contact

+44 (0)20 7323 8844
jharrison-hall@britishmuseum.org

Jessica Harrison-Hall curates the Chinese ceramics collections of the British Museum and the Sir Percival David Collection, from 4000 BCE to the present. She is also responsible for Vietnamese art and antiquities. Her role is to research, spread understanding of and develop this material through acquisitions, publications, exhibitions, lectures and study access.

She has special interests in the material culture of later Chinese history, particularly the Song to Qing dynasties (960-1911). Her current research focuses on Ming China in the early 15th century and its relationships with the wider world.

Current projects

  • Ceramic Masterpieces
    A three-way collaborative exhibition between six curators at the British Museum, V&A and National Museum of China to open in Beijing in June 2012.

  • Qing Ceramics
    Research and documentation of the Qing Dynasty pottery and porcelain for a comprehensive catalogue of the Museum's largely unpublished holdings.
  • Active role in department acquisitions

Previous projects

External fellowships/ honorary positions/ membership of professional bodies

  • Permanent Council Member of the Oriental Ceramics Society.

Recent publications

J. Harrison-Hall with R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics: Highlights of the Sir Percival David Collection, (London, British Museum Press, 2009)

J. Harrison-Hall, Pocket Timeline of China, (London, British Museum Press, 2007)

J. Harrison-Hall, Vietnam: Behind the Lines Images from the War 1965-75 (London, British Museum Press, 2002)

J. Harrison-Hall, Ming Ceramics - A Catalogue of the late Yuan and Ming Ceramics in the British Museum (London, British Museum Press, 2001)

J. Harrison-Hall, Ancient Chinese Trade Ceramics from the British Museum, London, with R. Krahl, (National History Museum, Taipei, 1994)