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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
Project with local school

3 July – 29 July 2012

The exhibition is now closed

Clore Education Centre Foyers  

South Camden Community School project with artist in residence Liam O’Connor.

Since September 2011 the British Museum’s World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre (WCEC) project team has been working with a year 12 class of BTEC art students from South Camden Community School.

The students have been working with WCEC artist in residence Liam O’Connor to explore different ways of responding to urban life and change. A selection of work from the students involved in the project, alongside some of Liam’s own work, will be on display in the foyer cases of the Clore Education Centre.

More information

World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre 
Artist in residence 


Students preparing artwork on site.