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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

 

Money
The Citi Money
Gallery

Room 68

From prehistory
to the present day

Education programme

Multicultural

The Citi Money Gallery education programme draws on the richness of objects on display to offer a unique learning experience.

Students will have the opportunity to put their learning into context and apply their classroom-developed skills in unfamiliar scenarios. The programme links objects and themes with subjects across the Key Stages, with the underlying aim of developing an appreciation of money and an understanding of the social impacts it can have.

The education programme also includes learning opportunities for teachers and community groups, details of which can be found below or by emailing learning@britishmuseum.org

Resources

500,000,000,000 dinar note, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia AD 1993

Resources inspired by the gallery take the form of stand-alone activities or image banks.

Longer projects, which could be used for transition or enrichment weeks, and short activities suitable for tutor time.

Critical Consumer 
Financial loop game 
How do you construct a 50p 
Note-ably different 
Warhol challenge 
Which coin is which 

Sessions

String of 800 cash, southern China, around AD 1910

Teachers can book Museum-led sessions and self-led sessions related to the gallery education programme.

How current is currency?  
KS3 Maths Challenge  
KS2 Measuring the Museum  

More sessions will be available in 2014.

Teacher opportunities

Teacher opportunities

The education programme has been developed with the help of teachers and students.

There are ongoing opportunities to be involved with the education programme as well as using the programme to support your teaching needs.

  • Teacher advisory panel
  • CPD sessions
  • INSET sessions
  • Research opportunities
  • Networking events

Competitions

Competitions

At least one academic competition will be run every year, providing a unique chance to spend time at the Museum, among other prizes.

Current competition

The Citi Money Gallery are working with IMA Maths Careers and asking you to design a currency for Earth as part of 2013: Mathematics of Planet Earth.

Imagine there was a single global currency; what would it look like? How big would it be? What would it be worth?

Find out more 

Community projects

Christopher Ironside, four sets of designs for United Kingdom decimal coins

Onsite and offsite opportunities are available to support community initiatives developing financial awareness.

ITT provision

Coins from the Hoxne hoard

Sessions are available to complement initial teacher training programmes; bespoke sessions may be available on request.

  • Enrichment days
  • Museum education
  • History of mathematics
  • University based options