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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


World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre: artist in residence

Friday 14 February,

Free, booking essential

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court

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Liam O’Connor has been the artist in residence for the British Museum’s World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre project since 2010.

In this talk, Liam will discuss his experience of working within such an extraordinary construction site accompanied by representatives from the British Museum, construction manager Mace and architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

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