Saturday, 12 March 2011

Working Towards Vikings

The big Viking exhibition of 2013-14, about which I have blogged before, is now being prepared in earnest. First out will be the National Museum of Denmark, after that it will travel to Berlin and then here to the British Museum in 2014, I believe, from Deep Throat in the British Museum. The group preparing the Copenhagen exhibition now has a blog, where you can follow their work as they travel round getting inspiration from other displays. The blog's in Danish, but no doubt my readers can cope with that, especially after all those episodes of The Killing? There's a nice photo here of Gareth Williams at work among his coins in the British Museum  Your blogstress and a small group of her students had an excellent day in London last Monday looking at various runic objects and coins, with the kind assistance of the very same Gareth.

6 comments:

  1. The blog mentioned above no longer seems to work, but I do now have dates for the Copenhagen exhibition, which are 21st June to 17th November 2013, while the British Museum exhibition will open on 4th March 2014. Berlin comes later.

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    1. Correction, the opening date in London is now 6th March, until 22nd June 2014. See this press release: http://www.britishmuseum.org/about_us/news_and_press/press_releases/2013/vikings_life_and_legend.aspx

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  2. The coin pictured here is intriguing! Where can I find more information about it? (Country of origin/find, what the letters say/mean, etc.)

    Any leads would be greatly appreciated!

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  3. Apologies, I don't know the answer to that. I suspect I got the image from the blog mentioned above, to which the link no longer works ... sorry.

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  4. Found it!

    http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/cm/s/silver_penny_of_louis_i.aspx

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  5. Many thanks - I tried there too but couldn't hit quite the right search term...

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