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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


Agnieszka Depta

Paper conservator
Paper conservation

Department: Conservation and Scientific Research


+44 (0)20 7323 8348


Agnieszka joined the Western Art on Paper studio at the British Museum in 2008. She has a special interest in modern and contemporary art including photography. She trained as a paper conservator, specialising in art on paper, at Camberwell College of Art and later completed an HLF/ICON internship in preventive conservation based at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Agnieszka worked at a variety of museums and heritage institutions both in paper conservation and as a preventive conservator before joining the British Museum.

Current projects

Conservation and re-housing of John Smith mezzotints.

External fellowships/ honorary positions/ membership of professional bodies

Member of the Institute of Conservation (ICON)

Member of the Museums Association