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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

 

Artist in residence
Documenting the Museum's changing landscape

6 – 27 December 2011
Free

Exhibition closed

Clore Education Centre Foyers  

A free display in the Clore Education Centre Foyers.

Liam O'Connor has been documenting the changing World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre site since demolition began in spring 2010 and will record the development of the site for the duration of the project.

See a selection of Liam's work on display in the east and west foyers of the Clore Education Centre, downstairs from the Great Court. (Access to the Clore Education Centre may be limited on certain dates.)

'My drawings are an investigation of the transformative nature of the building site, capturing the site’s constantly evolving form.
As the site changes physically, I regularly return to the drawing and work back into its surface, adding and removing certain elements as they appear and disappear. Many of these elements remain within the drawing long after their departure - therefore influencing the new forms that have physically replaced them on site.'

Liam O'Connor, Artist in residence

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World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre 
Artist in residence 

 

Liam O'Connor working on a drawing of the site.