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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

 

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British Museum Company

The British Museum Company encompasses all commercial activity of the British Museum.

Roles include wholesale and retail, licensing, publishing and merchandise.

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Cultural sector opportunities

Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Award

Sailing the Monsoon Winds in Miniature: Model boats as evidence for Indian Ocean maritime technologies, cultures and collecting.

Fully-funded, three-year AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Award between the British Museum and the Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton.

Find out more and how to apply 

Other opportunities nationwide in the cultural sector 

Museum Pathways

Museum Pathways is an 18 month programme, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund in which the British Museum is working with museums across London.

Trainees receive a tax-free bursary and work and train at a partner museum and the British Museum for the duration of the programme. The aim is to give people the skills to start a heritage career and make an informed decision about their career direction. On completion of the programme the trainees complete an accredited qualification in Cultural Heritage and gain real experiences to refer to in future job applications.

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