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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

 

Jamie completed his bachelor’s degree in Conservation of Historic Objects at the University of Lincoln, gaining First-Class Honours in 2006. During the third year of his undergraduate study he completed an internship in the Department of Conservation at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, and after graduating went on to work as an objects conservator at the Royal Armouries for a further two years.

Jamie joined the private architectural conservation company Paine & Stewart Ltd in 2008, being part of the team that restored the William Burges interiors at Cardiff Castle. In January 2009 he joined the British Museum as metals conservator.

Current projects

Post excavation conservation of the Chiseldon Iron Age cauldron hoard

Conservation of silver objects from the Penrith Hoard of Viking-related jewellery and hack-silver

Conservation of copper-alloy vessels from the Chettle Park Estate Hoard that relate to a Late Iron Age / Early Romano-British context

Conservation of grave goods from the Early Anglo-Saxon cemetery site at Ringlemere

Conservation of objects from the Anglo-Saxon cemetery site at Shorwell

Conservation of metalwork from the Akali Sikh quoit turban

Previous projects

Conservation of metal artefacts in the Early Medieval Gallery 41

Post-excavation conservation of silver objects from the tenth century ‘Vale of York’ Viking Hoard

Post-conservation examination of objects from the Early Anglo-Saxon cemetery site at Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo

Conservation of silver-gilt Renaissance metalwork from the Waddesdon Bequest

Survey and conservation of iron objects from Ainsbrook Hoard, dating to the ninth century

Conservation of Iron Age gilt copper-alloy torcs from the Snettisham Hoard

Re-packing Anglo-Saxon objects from the Staffordshire Hoard

Conserving Roman copper-alloy coins from the Wiveliscombe Hoard

External fellowships/ honorary positions/ membership of professional bodies

Member of the Institute of Conservation (ICON)

Recent publications

J. Hood, ‘A late-fourteenth century transitional kettle-hat found in London’, Arms and Armour, Volume 9, Number 1, Maney Publishing, (April 2012 - forthcoming).

H. Bullock, A. Baldwin, J. Hood, C. Cartwright, J Lang, Q Wang, and C. Fern, ‘Evidence for shield construction from the Early Anglo-Saxon cemetery site at Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo, Suffolk’, in The British Museum Technical Research Bulletin, Volume 5, ed. Saunders, D. Archetype Publications (2011), pp.15-24.

J. Hood, J. Dyer, J. Lang, and J. Ambers, ‘Defence and Decoartion; New findings on a fourteenth century kettle-hat helmet found in London’, in The British Museum Technical Research Bulletin, Volume 5, ed. Saunders, D. Archetype Publications, (2011), pp. 73-80.

J. Hood, ‘Japanese lacquered armour in context: cross sectional analysis as an aid for appraisal’, in; East Asian Lacquer: Conservation, Science and Material Culture Rivers, eds. S., Faulkner, R., and Pretzel, B., Archetype Books, (2011)

J. Hood, ‘William Burges — designer, scholar and collector: accurate representations of arms and armour in the architecture of Cardiff Castle’, Arms and Armour, Volume 6, Number 2, Maney Publishing, (2009), pp. 144-174.

J. Hood, ‘Working with a Japanese arms and armour collection’, ICON News; The magazine of the Institute of Conservation, 2006: Issue 5, (2006), pp.41-43