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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

 

Art and design

Resources

Art and design

The British Museum has an unrivalled collection of art from around the world and across centuries. It has excited and inspired artists, from Henry Moore in the twentieth century to Grayson Perry, Marc Quinn and Antony Gormley today.


Art guides:

Money and art 
KS3, 4 & 5

Celebration 
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+

Containers 
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+

Death and afterworld 
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+

Gods and spirits 
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+

Identity 
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+

Objects in motion 
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+

Sculpture 
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+

Symbols 
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+

Textiles 
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+

The natural world 
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+


Other art and design resources:

Art visit ideas: opening up a room 
Age 12–16

Africa: art and design 
Age 12–16

Arab World art & design resources 
12–16, 16+

Discover the Arab World 
Age 12–16

Chinese art 
7–11, 12–16

Michelangelo 
Age 12–16, 16+

The culture of HIV and AIDS 
Age 12–16, 16+

The human form 
Age 12–16, 16+

Understanding masks from Africa 
Age 12–16

Sessions

School session

Money handling and financial education

KS3,4 & 5

Students handle objects from the collection to develop an awareness of the tole of money and an appreciation of its uses.

School session

Printmaking for young artists

N,R & KS1

Use the Museum’s Chinese galleries to inspire and make a printing tile.

School session

A gift for Athena

KS2

Students use tablet computers to explore the Parthenon Gallery.

School session

Celebrating China

KS2

Students explore the traditions behind the Chinese New Year.

School session

Objects in focus

KS3 & 4

Illustrated talks delving into the background and context of fascinating objects.

School session

Gallery art session

KS3-5

A gallery-based session involving observation, discussion and drawing.

School session

Japanese printmaking

KS4 & 5

A practical workshop which draws on the Museum's Japanese collections for inspiration.

School session

Islam: art and belief

KS2

Students discover the part religious belief has played in Islamic design.


 

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