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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

 

BP Lecture Theatre
technical specifications

Capacity: 323

Contact

+44 (0)20 7323 8136
corporate@britishmuseum.org

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Floor plan for BP Lecture Theatre

Video projection

Barco RLM W12 WUXGA DLP*
Light output: 11,500 center lumens
Resolution max: 1920 x 1200

Barco HDX W18 WUXGA DLP*
Light output 18,000 center lumens
Resolution max: 1920 x 1200

*Optional 3D playback

Video playback formats

  • DVD Blu-Ray
  • DVCam/MiniDV (PAL)
  • BetaSP (PAL)
  • Video playback via DIGIBeta
  • Betacam SX/MPEG IMX

Audio

  • Midas Verona 36 Channel mixing desk
  • 5 Audio Technica table microphones for stage discussions
  • 2 hand Sennheiser held radio microphones
  • 2 Lavalier (clip) Sennheiser radio microphones
  • Audio playback: CD, Minidisc, MP3
  • Audio recording: Digital

Theatre/stage

  • Stage lighting
  • Lectern with fixed Audio Technica microphone
  • Comfort monitor
  • Screen ratios 4:3 or 16:9
  • Induction loop in operation

Power supply

  • 13 amp domestic throughout the projection area
  • 1 63 Amp 3 phase adjacent to lighting gantry
  • 1 32 AMP single phase adjacent to lighting gantry