Sue Brunning

Curator: Early Medieval European Insular Collections

Department: Prehistory and Europe 


+44 (0)20 7323 8736

Sue Brunning is responsible for the Insular Early Medieval Collections, dating from the fifth to eleventh centuries. Her particular research interests include early medieval weaponry and warrior culture; artefact biographies; cross-cultural connections; beliefs and religious conversion; the Viking Age in Britain and Ireland; interdisciplinary approaches to research; and the Sutton Hoo ship-burial.

In addition to her role as curator, Sue is currently completing her PhD at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, entitled 'The "living" sword in Anglo-Saxon England and Scandinavia, c. 500-1100: An interdisciplinary study'.

Current projects

Room 41, Early Medieval gallery, refurbishment - due to re-open in late 2013

Previous projects

Highlights from the World of Sutton Hoo, Room 2, October 2011  late 2013

External fellowships/ honorary positions/ membership of professional bodies

Member of the Society for Medieval Archaeology

Member of the Finds Research Group

Member of the Viking Society for Northern Research

Co-convenor of the Institute of Archaeology / British Museum Medieval Seminar Series (with Prof Andrew Reynolds)