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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


Money in Bamako
and London

1 June – 1 July 2012

The exhibition is now closed

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This small display is an ongoing collaborative project between London-based curator Sophie Mew and artist photographers Harandane Dicko in Bamako and Diane Patrice in London.

The project connects both capital cities by drawing upon contemporary scenes from every day lives in London and Bamako through the medium of photographs and transcriptions of interviews.

In London, Diane Patrice captures how money circulates, how it is used, saved, and spent in every day contexts around the city.

In light of the recent coup d’état and political upheavals in Mali, Harandane Dicko exposes the effects of sanctions (imposed from 3–8 April 2012), economic insecurity and struggle in daily lives in Bamako today.

The project coincides with the opening of the Citi Money Gallery at the British Museum. The display will travel to Bamako later in 2012.

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© Harandane Dicko