Here is a little guest contribution, reflecting on the exhibition as part of my PhD and what I have learned from it. It’s on the SGSAH Blog where you can also find lots of other interesting contributions, ranging from advice on the PhD process to glimpses of the many other fascinating projects Arts and Humanities PhD students across Scotland are working on.
Now my temporary exhibition on runes at Orkney Museum is ended, and I spent most of yesterday returning the loaned items to their owners. While that was very sad, I have good news: We have filmed all of the exhibition and at some point it will be made available online. I will post a link here once the virtual display is finished.
In the exhibition, I asked visitors for their suggestions what might be written on the inside of the tiny lead amulet from Quoys which cannot be unfolded without breaking it. Here are two beautiful ideas:
“He who joys and grieves, he wears the amulet the rainbow weaved.”
“From the darkness preserve me”
What do you think?
The rune exhibition at Orkney Museum, the applied part of my PhD project, has now been running for almost two weeks. It has gained a very favourable review in the Orkney News: Revealing Runes
You still have a chance to see the exhibition until the 30th of March. We are also working on video of parts of the exhibition for all those who cannot make it to Orkney in person.