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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


David Green


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David was taught conservation mounting at West Dean College and joined the conservation mounting studio at the British Museum in 1994. David mainly mounts works of art from the Departments of Asia and Middle East.

Previous projects

Mounting artwork for the exhibition Word into Art

Mounting Japanese prints by Kuniyoshi for exhibition at the Royal Academy