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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

 

Amy Drago

Conservator of stone, wall paintings and mosaics

Department: Conservation and Scientific Research

Contact

+44 (0)20 7323 8695
conservation@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

 

Amy began working at the Museum in 2007. She previously worked for Oxfordshire County Council at the Museums Resource Centre in Standlake.

Amy graduated from University College London in 2006 with an MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums. As part of the MSc programme she completed two six-month internships, the first at the Pitt Rivers Museum and the second at Wiltshire County Council Conservation Service. Amy also has a MA in Near Eastern Archaeology from the University of Toronto, Canada.

Amy has volunteered for several archaeological excavations and in Autumn 2007 was asked to take part in the first year of the Conservators without Borders project in Jordan, funded by UCL Futures. This was supported by the British Museum.

Current projects

Co-curator of Room 3 Conservation in focus exhibition.

Conservation of the Middle Eastern nineteenth-century plaster cast collection.

Survey of the Middle Eastern, Samarra Stucco collection.

Previous projects

Conservation of Art and Empire Assyrian reliefs for loan to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Survey of the Egyptian Coptic Stone collection.

External fellowships/ honorary positions/ membership of professional bodies

Member of the Institute of Conservation (ICON); secretary of the Ceramics and Glass Group and member of the Archaeology Group

Member of International Council of Museums