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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

 

2006 past exhibitions

Special exhibitions

The past from above:
through the lens of Georg Gerster

16 November 2006 – 11 February 2007


Free exhibitions and displays

The art of peace:
Paintings by the poet Tagore

14 September – 12 November 2006

Durga:
Creating an image of the goddess

12 August – 27 September 2006

Michelangelo drawings:
closer to the master

23 March – 25 June 2006

Michelangelo:
money and medals

12 January – 25 June 2006

Myths of Bengal

14 September 2006 – 7 January 2007

Power and Taboo:
Sacred objects from the
eastern Pacific

28 September 2006 – 7 January 2007

Rembrandt:
Three Crosses

28 February 2006 – 23 April 2006

Warren Cup

11 May – 2 July 2006