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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

 

Your support: success stories
Maryam and Edward Eisler

White ink drawing based upon the architectural design of muqarnas

One and One #20 by Timo Nasseri  2010. White ink drawing  based upon the architectural design of muqarnas. 

Maryam and Edward Eisler provide significant funding to help the Museum expand its Middle East collection.

They are members of the Contemporary and Modern Middle Eastern Art acquisition group, which enables the Museum to respond quickly to the contemporary art market and be strategic in its collecting policy.

The Eisler fund supports the acquisition of important works by Iranian artists. The fund also supports a one year curatorial position to work with a senior curator on researching, administering and developing the modern and contemporary collection at the British Museum, as well as providing for a report to create a strategy for collecting Iranian art for the future.


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Gold Royal Geographical Society medal

Acceptance in Lieu

Medals awarded to Scott of the Antarctic, acquired through the Acceptance in Lieu Scheme.

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Special event at the Museum

BP

The Museum’s most longstanding corporate partner, supporting the public programme since 1996.

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Curator talk at the Museum

John Lyon’s Charity

A unique project bringing young people and Museum curators together to explore objects.

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Contact

For more information about supporting the Museum, contact development@britishmuseum.org  or call +44 (0)20 7323 8933

Copper alloy radiate of Carausius, AD 286-293

Kenneth Day

A bequest from the estate of the late Mr Kenneth Day to the Department of Coins and Medals.

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Samsung Digital Discovery Centre

Samsung

A Digital Discovery Centre that enables children to bring world history to life through technology.

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WCEC

WCEC

A new building project transforming the way the Museum displays, studies and cares for its collection.

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Silver seal matrix set with a red jasper Roman intaglio showing the emperor Antoninus Pius

Dr John H Rassweiler

Supporting the care, research and public understanding of the museum’s collection of medieval seal matrices.

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Wolfson Foundation

The Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation

Supporting accessible learning programmes at the British Museum

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