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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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Artist in residence

Liam O’Connor is the artist in residence at the Museum's new centre. Here, he describes what drives and inspires his work.

WCEC artist in residence

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The evolving drawing

This extraordinary drawing spans the duration of the building project and captures the many forms created in the space.

Liam says: As the site changes physically I regularly return to the drawing and work back into its surface, adding and removing certain elements as they appear and disappear from site. Many of these elements remain within the drawing long after their departure - therefore influencing the new forms that have physically replaced them on site.

See the evolving slideshow 

 

 

Find out more

Liam O'Connor website

See more of Liam O'Connor's
work on his website