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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 Camden School for Girls

10 June – 7 July 2013

The Clore Centre Foyer is open every Monday, Thursday and Friday, 10.00 – 17.00


Since October 2012 the World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre (WCEC) project team has been working with Year 12 and 13 Art and Design students from Camden School for Girls as part of its latest outreach programme.

Guided by WCEC artist-in-residence Liam O’Connor, the students have explored different ways of responding to changing urban landscapes.

A display of all the students work can be found in the Museum’s Clore Centre Foyer which can be accessed via the East staircase near the Information Desk in the Great Court.

More information

World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre 
Artist in residence 


Liam O'Connor working on a drawing of the site.