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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

 

Grayson PerryThe Tomb of
the Unknown
Craftsman

Extended to 26 February 2012

Members free 
Open late Fridays

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School visits

This exhibition is a fascinating opportunity for school students to
look afresh at the British Museum collection through the eyes of a contemporary artist.

The juxtaposition of British Museum objects with Grayson Perry’s works demonstrates his unique approach of interpreting material culture. Inspiration is drawn from the diverse subject matter, media and artistic techniques of unknown artists from across the world throughout history.

Art workshops

Dates and times by arrangement
These practical sessions for Key Stage 4 and 5 students are run by specialist artist-educators, before or after a visit to the exhibition. Workshops last 90 minutes. Maximum 20 students per group, minimum 10. Each school can book up to four workshops per day (maximum of 80 students per day).
Free, booking required.

Self-led exhibition visits

The exhibition will be open exclusively for schools from 10.00 to 12.00 on these dates:
16, 23, 30 November 2011
7 December 2011
18 January 2012
1 February 2012
School groups will also be able to reserve tickets at other times alongside the general public. Free, booking required.

We now have some free resources online to help teachers and students get the most out of their exhibition visit.

AS/A Level study day

Wednesday 23 November, 11.00–16.00
The day will include a talk and Q&A with Grayson Perry, a visit to the exhibition and art workshops led by specialist artist-educators.
£5 per student, accompanying teachers free.

 

Grayson Perry (b. 1960), The Rosetta Vase, 2011. © Grayson Perry. Courtesy Victoria Miro Gallery, London.