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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

 

Lloyd de Beer

Project Curator: Late Medieval Europe

Department: Britain, Europe and Prehistory 

Contact

+44 (0)20 7323 8467
ldebeer@britishmuseum.org

Lloyd de Beer is jointly responsible for the late medieval collections (alongside lead curator Naomi Speakman).

His academic background is in English art and literature of the foureenth and fifteenth centuries, and he is currently working on the museum’s collection of alabaster sculptures, pilgrim badges and seal matrices. He has a particular interest in medieval architecture, and the role it plays in framing the visual reception of objects and ritual. He is of course happy to answer enquiries relating to any and all aspects of the collection.

Prior to joining the department Lloyd held a curatorial fellowship at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. In 2013 he will begin his PhD, in collaboration with the University of East Anglia, studying the museum’s collection of English alabaster carvings from the later Middle Ages.

Current projects

Improving catalogue records for seal matrices, pilgrim badges and alabaster sculptures

Co-editor for: L. de Beer, A. Harnden and J. Robinson (eds), Matter of Faith, (London: The British Museum Press, Forthcoming)

Alabaster carvings of Medieval England in their wider context, AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award (with the University of East Anglia)

External fellowships/ honorary positions/ membership of professional bodies

Member of the British Archaeological Association

Recent publications

L. de Beer, A. Harnden and J. Robinson (eds), Matter of Faith, (London: The British Museum Press, Forthcoming).

L. de Beer and N. Speakman, A Question of Style, Apollo, (May, 2013), pp. 66-71.