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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

 

The BP exhibition

Ming
50 years that
changed China

18 September 2014 –
5 January 2015

#Ming50Years


Supported by BP BP logo

Schools

Schools can book in alongside the general public for teacher-led visits throughout the run of the exhibition, subject to ticket availability.

Programme

Ming school exclusive mornings
Key Stages 2, 3, 4 and Years 12/13

Enjoy the exhibition with your students on one of the school exclusive mornings.Teacher-led visits to the exhibition on a school exclusive morning are supported by free resources which can be downloaded here from September. These mornings are not facilitated by British Museum staff.

10.00-12.00

26, 29 September
2, 9, 16 October
20 November
1, 4, 11, 18 December

To book, call 020 7323 8181 or email
tickets@britishmuseum.org

The shining dynasty - facilitated exhibition visit
Key Stage 2

This session starts in the exhibition where your students will work with Museum facilitators to find out about the world of the Ming royal courts. A plenary session follows in the Clore Education Centre.

10.00-14.00, includes a lunch break at 12.00

23 October
7, 13, 27 November
8 December

To book, call 020 7323 8181 or email
tickets@britishmuseum.org

Teachers

Private view for teachers

An opportunity for teachers to enjoy an exclusive visit to the exhibition. Plan your visit, enhance your subject knowledge or explore the world of the Ming dynasty.

29 September

18.00 – 20.00

Free, booking required
To book, call +44 (0)20 7323 8181 or email tickets@britishmuseum.org

Schools resources

Plan your visit with our schools resources

Download primary teachers' guide 
Download image bank 

A cloisonné jar

A cloisonné jar, decorated with dragons and imperial mark. China, Ming dynasty, Xuande mark and period, 1426–1435.