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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



International Training Programme

International Training Programme

Curators from outside Europe study various aspects of museum work and create a network of colleagues around the world.

Each summer up to 24 participants take part in the programme 

More about the International Training Programme 

Learning Museum

The Museum’s National Programmes team is pleased to announce a nationwide call for partner museums for Learning Museum, a HLF Skills for the Future programme.

More about the Learning Museum Programme 

Leadership Training Programme

Museum professionals from institutions across India are taking part in an initiative designed to support the development of museum leaders as a way of helping facilitate change in the Indian museum sector.

The programme is a collaboration between the British Museum, the Ministry of Culture in India and the National Culture Fund.

More about the Leadership Training

UK training programmes

The British Museum is committed to working with other museums and organisations in the UK to establish a more connected offer of sharing knowledge and expertise.

For more information about training opportunities or sharing expertise, please contact Maria Bojanowska, Partnership UK Knowledge Share Manager: