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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


Italian Prints 1875 – 1975

1 February – 3 June 2007

Exhibition closed

Room 90

This exhibition surveys 100 years of modern Italian printmaking, from the time of the unification of Italy in 1870 until the avant-garde artists of the 1970s.

Among the 45 artists included are great figures such as Fattori, Morandi and Fontana, as well as interesting and important works by de Chirico and the Futurists. The catalogue offers the first account of this period of Italian printmaking. Almost all the works shown come from the collection of the British Museum, which has been built up in recent years through the generosity of an anonymous donor.

Donna del Gabbro

Donna del Gabbro. Print made by Giovanni Fattori, 1880-1890.