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PostPosted: Tue 15 Oct, 2013 4:50 pm    Post subject: British Museum-Vikings Exhibition         Reply with quote

Just a little heads up for our UK members... The British Museum is going to be having an exhibition on the vikings with weapons on loan from some European museums. I was just in London visiting the museum and saw the banner. I thought I got very lucky but the exhibition isn't until early next year. Worried Hopefully, some of you who live there can visit and either take pictures or tell us about it.

http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/vikings.aspx
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PostPosted: Wed 16 Oct, 2013 3:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A friend of mine went to the exhibition a few months ago in Copenhagen (it's the same one) and raved about it. After London it goes on to Berlin, I believe, which will likely be the end of 2014. But wherever you find it it is well worth a visit.
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PostPosted: Wed 16 Oct, 2013 6:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

And i get to play with it and do some of the interpretation at the events and openings, plus a Viking sleepover hopefully.

Hurrah!

The Gjermundbu helm will come in handy and I MUST book myself onto one of Owens courses to get a nice Dane axe.
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PostPosted: Thu 17 Oct, 2013 3:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I visited that exhibition in Copenhagen last Sunday. It was a pleasant surprise to see some of the on loan items, such as Lewis chessmen, gilded weathervane (I think Oseberg?) and other stuff I have not seen IRL. I recommend visiting if you have the opportunity.
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PostPosted: Thu 17 Oct, 2013 8:00 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm seeing it in Denmark in a couple of weeks time. I don't suppose they are allowing photography in the exhibition?
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PostPosted: Thu 17 Oct, 2013 8:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I Really hope they did, or I made a whoopsie Eek!
Yes I had my camera and took loads of shots, without being stopped, and I saw no signs about it either.
Welcome to this part of the world again, I guess you are already familiar with the stuff, but the early Iron Age stuff on display is really awesome. I like it even better than the Viking era stuff. And don't get me started on Neolithic pottery Wink

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PostPosted: Thu 17 Oct, 2013 8:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bjorn Hagstrom wrote:
Yes I had my camera and took loads of shots


We'd love to see the pics, if you can find the time to post them...
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PostPosted: Thu 17 Oct, 2013 11:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Certainley, here are a sample. I got more pictures from the regular exhibit as well. This is resized 200k images for the album section here at myArmoury. If you want something full size, shoot me a pm






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