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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

 

Volunteers for
Museum Learning

The Marsh Trust Awards

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In June 2010, the British Museum and the Marsh Christian Trust presented their second annual awards for volunteers engaging museum audiences.

This exciting award recognises best practice and the innovative ways in which volunteers work in museums and galleries to engage the public with collections.

The overall national winner of the second annual Marsh Volunteers for Museum Learning Award is Del Elliott for his work at National Museums Wales.

Each regional winner receives £500. The overall winner chosen from the regional winners also receives an additional £2000.

All winners receive a certificate. Prizes are presented at a ceremony at the British Museum.

National Winner: Del Elliott, National Museums Wales
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    National Winner: Del Elliott, National Museums Wales

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    Regional winner East of England: Ron Fletcher, Stockwood Discovery Centre

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    Regional winner East Midlands: Jackie Goodhall, Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum

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    Regional winner London: Tom Palser, Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons

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    Regional winner North East: The Modern Times Volunteers, MIMA

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    Regional winner North West: Community Outreach Volunteers, Tullie House Museum

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    Regional winner Scotland: Jamie Brown, Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

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    Regional winner South East: Judy Hewins, Rural Life Centre

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    Regional winner South West: Linda Harrison and team, ss Great Britain

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    Regional winner Wales: Del Elliott, National Museums Wales

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    Regional winner West Midlands: Sandra Parsons, Nature in Art

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    Regional winner Yorkshire: Adrian Scales, National Railway Museum