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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

 

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Samsung Electronics is proud to sponsor the Digital Discovery Centre at the British Museum, as part of our global commitment to youth and education. We have been working together in partnership since 2008, developing an innovative digital learning programme offered to schools and families. We are delighted that over 10,000 visitors every year are using Samsung’s latest technology to explore and discover the Museum’s collection in new ways. By introducing our advanced technology into a learning environment, we hope to open the door to a world of possibilities.

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35th Arts & Business Awards winners

We are delighted that Samsung and the British Museum were among the eight award winners at the 35th Arts & Business Awards held on 21 May 2013, winning the BP A&B Long-term Partnership Award

The partnership was recognised for expressing collaborative, long-term, sustainable approaches where there were clearly established business benefits working alongside the arts organisation. The project was a “brilliant, fascinating and pioneering partnership way beyond the usual steps of product concept and brand building.”

Read more on the Arts & Business press release.

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