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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


Becoming a Trustee

The majority of British Museum Trustees are appointed by the Prime Minister through a recruitment process run by the Department for Culture, Media and Spot (DCMS).

Vacancies are advertised from time to time on the Cabinet Office Centre for Public Appointments website and the British Museum website.

Trustees of the British Museum are from a range of backgrounds and expertise, reflecting the breadth and complexity of the Museum’s work. Appointments are made on merit, following a fair and transparent process, which is regulated by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments (OCPA). Applications are welcomed regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, religion, ethnic origin, political opinion, sexual orientation, or whether or not you have dependents.

If you would like further information, please contact Sacha Than +44 (0)20 7323 8241 sthan@britishmuseum.org