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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


Georg Baselitz

Friday 11 April,

Tickets £5
Members/Concessions £3

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Curator and art historian Sir Norman Rosenthal discusses the work of Georg Baselitz with art historian John-Paul Stonard.

Rosenthal was instrumental in introducing Baselitz’s work to a wider public by organising the first major UK retrospective of his work at the Royal Academy in 2007, and in 2012 he curated an exhibition of his recent paintings for Villa Schöningen in Berlin.

John-Paul Stonard, author of the publication accompanying the exhibition Germany divided: Baselitz and his generation, currently on in Room 90, will lead a conversation on Baselitz’s work from the key period covered in the show, 1960s to the early 1980s, when the German artist’s trademark fracturing and inversion of motifs evolved.

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Copyright: Sir Norman Rosenthal. Photographer: Piwian