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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

 

2012 past exhibitions

Special exhibitions

Grayson Perry:
The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman

6 October 2011 – 26 February 2012

Hajj: journey to the heart of Islam

26 January – 15 April 2012

The horse: from Arabia to Royal Ascot

24 May – 30 September 2012


Free exhibitions and displays

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games medals

8 February – 9 September 2012

Sui Jianguo’s discus thrower

1 June – 9 September 2012

Picasso Prints: The Vollard Suite

3 May – 2 September 2012

Modern Chinese ink paintings

3 May – 2 September 2012

Artist in residence Project with local school

3 July – 29 July 2012

Money in Bamako and London

1 June – 1 July 2012

Hercules Segers and his printed paintings

6 January – 16 May 2012

Sacred souvenir a model of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

2 February – 6 May 2012

Artists and the Hajj

26 January – 15 April 2012