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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

 

The art of influence
Asian propaganda

30 May – 1 September 2013
Free

Recommend this exhibition

Highlight works from the exhibition

  • Robespierre. Nam Juke Paik (백남준)(1931-2006)

    Robespierre.Nam Juke Paik (백남준)(1931-2006)

  • Manchukuo Kimono. Asia-Pacific War (1931–1945)

    Manchukuo Kimono. Asia-Pacific War (1931–1945)

  • All for the sake of Peace (Tãt Ca› Vì Hòa Bình) Nguyen Cong Do (born 1930)

    All for the sake of Peace (Tãt Ca› Vì Hòa Bình) Nguyen Cong Do (born 1930)

  • Crime cannot be compensated by tears (범죄는 눈 물로 보상못한다)

    Crime cannot be compensated by tears (범죄는 눈 물로 보상못한다)

  • Kali. Hindu goddess Kali standing over Siva

    Kali. Hindu goddess Kali standing over Siva

  • Inscribed propaganda painting. Signed Luong (unidentified artist)

    Inscribed propaganda painting. Signed Luong (unidentified artist).

  • Big tank battle (detail) (坦克大會戰)

    Big tank battle (detail) (坦克大會戰)

  • Subhas Chandra Bose

    Subhas Chandra Bose

  • Vietnam with Helicopters and Kids,no. 3 from the series Gift of America Sigmund Abeles (born 1934)

    Vietnam with Helicopters and Kids,no. 3 from the series Gift of America Sigmund Abeles (born 1934)

  • All sorts of vegetables. A young North Korean woman presiding over a vast array of vegetable dishes

    All sorts of vegetables.

  • Nowhere to run to escape.(Chay dău cho thóat) Signed Ta (unidentified artist)

    Nowhere to run to escape.(Chay dău cho thóat) Signed Ta (unidentified artist)

  • Aimless Boats (Urouro-bune), from the series Hurrah for Japan! One Hundred Selections, One Hundred Laughs. Kobayashi Kiyochika (小林清親) (1847–1915)

    Aimless Boats (Urouro-bune), from the series Hurrah for Japan! One Hundred Selections, One Hundred Laughs. Kobayashi Kiyochika (小林清親) (1847–1915)

  • Children of New China (Xin Zhongguo de ertong) Zhang Ding (張仃) (1917–2010)

    Children of New China (Xin Zhongguo de ertong) Zhang Ding (張仃) (1917–2010).

  • Girls’ school catches monsters. Woodcut. Theatre. Ink and colours on paper.

    Girls’ school catches monsters. Woodcut. Theatre. Ink and colours on paper.