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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

 

Julie Phippard

Contact

+44 (0)20 7323 8278
jphippard@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

 

Julie joined the British Museum in 2007 as its first Preventive conservator. Her main areas of responsibility include managing the environmental monitoring system, which records conditions in galleries and stores, and co-ordinating the integrated pest management programme to protect the collection from insect pest damage. Julie also co-ordinates the programme for testing storage and display materials to ensure they are safe to use with the collection. She advises on temporary exhibitions, permanent gallery redevelopments, loans, storage projects and emergency planning.

Julie worked at the Textile Museum of Canada in Toronto before moving to the UK, where she worked as a Preventive conservator at Historic Royal Palaces before joining the British Museum.

Current projects

Optimisation of the long term storage conditions of a collection of plastic shadow puppets

Evaluation of selected liquid sealants to seal MDF

Oddy Testing Service- A Review of Testing Methods and the Results Database

Membership of professional bodies

Member of the Institute of Conservation (ICON) - www.icon.org.uk

Member of the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC) - www.iiconservation.org

Member of the Canadian Association for Conservation (CAC) - www.cac-accr.ca