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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

 

Objects on loan
Protection from seizure for loans to exhibitions

Germany:
Memories of a Nation

Objects borrowed for the exhibition Germany: Memories of a Nation (16 October
2014 – 25 January 2015) will be recommended for protection under Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (protection of cultural objects on loan).

  List of loan objects 

Ming:
50 Years that Changed China

Objects borrowed for the exhibition Ming: 50 Years that Changed China (15 September 2014 – 5 January 2015) will be recommended for protection under Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (protection of cultural objects on loan).

  List of loan objects 

Ancient Lives:
New Discoveries

Objects borrowed for the exhibition Ancient Lives: New Discoveries (22 May – 30 November 2014) will be recommended for protection under Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (protection of cultural objects on loan).

  List of loan objects 

Vikings
life and legend

Objects borrowed for the exhibition Vikings: life and legend (6 March – 22 June 2014) will be recommended for protection under Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (protection of cultural objects on loan).

  List of loan objects 

Beyond El Dorado
power and gold in ancient Colombia

Objects borrowed for the exhibition Beyond El Dorado: power and gold in ancient Colombia (17 October 2013 – 23 March 2014) will be recommended for protection under Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (protection of cultural objects on loan).

  List of loan objects 

Life and death in Pompeii
and Herculaneum

Objects borrowed for the exhibition Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum (28 March – 29 September 2013) will be recommended for protection under Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (protection of cultural objects on loan).

  List of loan objects 

Image adapted from an engraved portrait of William Shakespeare

© Museo del Oro – Banco de la República, Colombia


General information

 British Museum Loans Policy  

 Summary of the British Museum's due diligence procedures for works of art and cultural objects on loan 

For more information

Jill Maggs
Head of Loans
British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

jmaggs@britishmuseum.org