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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

 

22 April–25 July 2010 The BP Special Exhibition

Italian Renaissance Drawings

Fra Angelico to Leonardo

Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Rapael Titian

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Exhibition Multimedia Guide

Enjoy further insight into the exhibition through the Multimedia Guide.

£4.50, concessions available

 

Listen to five extracts here with contextual imagery. Voiced by actress Lindsay Duncan.


Available in English. An audio descriptive guide (free, English only) is also available.

 

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An introduction to the Italian Renaissance drawings Multimedia Guide by Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum

 

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Extract 3: Cheetah by Follower of Giovannino de’Grassi

 

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Extract 11: Head of a woman by Verrocchio

 

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Extract 13: Landscape by Leonardo da Vinci

 

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Extract 18: Youth beckoning by Michelangelo

 

All images © The Trustees of the British Museum unless otherwise stated.
Extract 11: Head of a woman Lorenzo di Credi © Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe, Galleria degli Uffizi Extract 13: Landscape Leonardo da Vinci © Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe, Galleria degli Uffizi

Music extracts, performed by Gothic Voices courtesy of Hyperion Records Ltd, from:
Las je ne puis plus nullement durer (Anon)
Amoreux suy (Binchois)
Giunta vaga biltà (Landini)

Supported by BP