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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

 

World Conservation
and Exhibitions Centre
Now open

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A grant of £10m from the Heritage Lottery Fund has provided resources to enable the Museum to expand its innovative outreach and public engagement.

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The World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre
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    How the Museum looked before the new build.

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    The new building in situ.

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    How visitors are able to access the new building from the Great Court.

The Centre provides the Museum with world class facilities for visitors and researchers taking conservation, scientific research and collection management to a new level of excellence.


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About the World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre

Find out more about the Centre, from new facilities to the planning process, sustainability and the benefits to both Museum and visitors

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Building of the WCEC

Follow the build of the About the World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre

View the building process of the WCEC in the north west corner of the British Museum

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Artist in residence

IArtist in residence at the About the World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre

View artist in residence Liam O'Connor's drawings of the Museum's new Centre

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