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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

 

Objects on loan
Protection from seizure for loans to exhibitions

Drawings in silver and gold: from Leonardo to Jasper Johns

Objects borrowed for the exhibition Drawings in silver and gold: from Leonardo to Jasper Johns (10 September – 6 December 2015) will be recommended for protection under Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (protection of cultural objects on loan).

  List of loan objects 

Celts: art and identity

Objects borrowed for the exhibition Celts: art and identity (24 September – 31 January 2015) will be recommended for protection under Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (protection of cultural objects on loan).

  List of loan objects 

Indigenous Australia
enduring civilisation

Objects borrowed for the exhibition Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation (23 April – 2 August 2015) will be recommended for protection under Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (protection of cultural objects on loan).

  List of loan objects 

Defining beauty:
the body in ancient Greek art

Objects borrowed for the exhibition Defining beauty: the body in ancient Greek art (26 March – 5 July 2015) will be recommended for protection under Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (protection of cultural objects on loan).

  List of loan objects 

Germany:
memories of a nation

Objects borrowed for the exhibition Germany: Memories of a Nation (16 October
2014 – 25 January 2015) will be recommended for protection under Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (protection of cultural objects on loan).

  List of loan objects 

Ming:
50 years that changed China

Objects borrowed for the exhibition Ming: 50 Years that Changed China (15 September 2014 – 5 January 2015) will be recommended for protection under Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (protection of cultural objects on loan).

  List of loan objects 

Ancient ives:
new discoveries

Objects borrowed for the exhibition Ancient Lives: New Discoveries (22 May – 19 April 2014) will be recommended for protection under Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (protection of cultural objects on loan).

  List of loan objects 

Vikings
life and legend

Objects borrowed for the exhibition Vikings: life and legend (6 March – 22 June 2014) will be recommended for protection under Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (protection of cultural objects on loan).

  List of loan objects 

Beyond El Dorado
power and gold in ancient Colombia

Objects borrowed for the exhibition Beyond El Dorado: power and gold in ancient Colombia (17 October 2013 – 23 March 2014) will be recommended for protection under Part 6 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (protection of cultural objects on loan).

  List of loan objects 

Marble statue of a discus-thrower (discobolus) by Myron. Roman copy of a bronze Greek original of the 5th century BC.


General information

 British Museum Loans Policy  

 Summary of the British Museum's due diligence procedures for works of art and cultural objects on loan 

For more information

Jill Maggs
Registrar
British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

jmaggs@britishmuseum.org