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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


2007 past exhibitions

Special exhibitions

Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan

19 July – 21 October 2007

The First Emperor:
China's Terracotta Army

13 September 2007 – 6 April 2008

Free exhibitions and displays

Ikebana: Living Flowers of Japan

5 July – 19 August 2007

Inhuman Traffic:
The Business of the Slave Trade

24 May 2007 – 6 April 2008

Italian Prints 1875 – 1975

1 February – 3 June 2007

Korean Moon Jar

20 September – 21 October 2007