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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.

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Artists David Nash and Zhan Wang in conversation with Philip Dodd

Friday 14 March,

Tickets £5
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British and Chinese sculptors David Nash and Zhan Wang will talk with Philip Dodd, former Director of the ICA, about artists living and being creative in an increasingly globalised world.

Works by both Nash and Zhan are in the Museum’s collection and have been shown in London and the UK.

This is the first in a series of artist dialogues organised by the British Museum in cooperation with the China Art Foundation aiming to foster a better understanding of Chinese art and culture and its impact in the West.

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Philip Dodd, Director of the China Art Foundation.