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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


Robert Douwma (Biographical details)

Robert Douwma (dealer/auction house; British; Male; 2006/7)

Also known as

Douwma, Robert; Robert Douwma Ltd


Dealer in prints and maps. b. in Holland and trained as an artist. Entered print world as a colourist. Brought to London by Ben Weinreb to take place of Paul Breman. Weinreb & Douwma was on the corner of Great Russell Street and Bloomsbury Way during the 1970s and 1980s. Douwma then set up on his own in Henrietta Street Covent Garden, where he expanded his range into French caricature and prints by S.W.Hayter and his associates. He masterminded the acquisition by the BM of Hayter's archive in 1988/9. When his shop closed in the early 1990s, he went into semi-retirement. Died of cancer.