Dr Sue Brunning

Curator | The British Museum
United Kingdom

Dr. Sue Brunning, PhD, is a curator of the Early Medieval European Collections at the British Museum and holds a doctorate from the Institute of Archaeology at the University College London. She began her career at the museum, in 2007, as a volunteer before becoming assistant curator in 2010. This was shortly followed by a promotion to lead curator for the refurbishment of Room 41, the Sir Paul and Lady Ruddock Gallery of Sutton Hoo and Europe. Sue specialises in early medieval material culture, as well as the Sutton Hoo ship burial site, sixth- to eighth-century metalwork in Britain, the biography of artifacts

and the archaeology of sense-perception. Her first book, The Sword in Early Medieval Northern Europe: Experience, Identity, Representation, was published in 2019. Most recently, Sue curated a display for a Sutton Hoo-related archive at the British Museum and was a consultant for Netflix’s film The Dig.

Dr Sue Brunning on Viking.TV (1)