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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


Emma Webb


+44 (0)20 7323 8000

Emma trained in Conservation and Restoration (BA Hons) at the University of Lincoln before joining the National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2005.

In 2006 she joined the Department of Conservation and Scientific Research at the British Museum as a conservation mounter, working on Western prints and drawings for display, loan and storage. Emma is responsible for receiving national and international loans in the studio. 

Previous projects

Mounting of prints and drawings for: Recent Aquisitions; The American Scene; British Sculptors' Drawings; The Intimate Portrait; Revolution on Paper; Kuniyoshi (at the Royal Academy); Italian Renaissance Drawings; Modern Australian Prints; German Romantic Prints; Picasso Vollard Suite; Spanish Drawings.