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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

 

Supplementary Schools
Exploring objects,
sharing cultures

The British Museum’s next Supplementary schools and family activity weekend is scheduled for autumn 2014 and we want you to get involved.

Have you got an idea for a performance, artwork or workshop? We are looking for three supplementary school groups of up to 25 students to programme a series of temporary events and activities.

Successful groups will have the opportunity to work in collaboration with a team of professional artists, writers and dancers on a three-day project before publicly performing and displaying their work in the British Museum.

The ultimate aim of each idea should be to share knowledge creatively and communicate the passions and interests of students from supplementary schools to a wider audience.

How to get involved

Simply fill out the application form and email to shunterdodsworth@britishmuseum.org

Download application form 

Or send your application form by post to

Siân Hunter Dodsworth
Learning, Volunteers and Audiences
British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

Deadline for applications: Monday 19 May 2014

The supplementary schools steering group will shortlist applications and the final decision will be made by the Supplementary Schools Programmes Coordinator. Proposals will be considered in late May and you find out whether or not your school has been successful in early June.

For more information or help with your application form, contact Siân Hunter Dodsworth on shunterdodsworth@britishmuseum.org or 020 7323 8398.