Memories of the Yorkshire Fossil Festival 2016

Simon Harris is Conservator at the British Geological Survey in Keyworth, Nottingham, and GCG’s Web Officer. In the week leading up to the Yorkshire Fossil Festival 2017, he shares memories of last year’s GCG stand… The weather on the journey was not particularly promising – mist and torrential rain made me wonder if the festival … More Memories of the Yorkshire Fossil Festival 2016

Six questions for a geological curator – David Gelsthorpe – Manchester

David is Curator of Earth Science Collections at The Manchester Museum. If you would like to find out more about what he is up to then follow him on Twitter @Paleomanchester and take a look at his blog palaeomanchester.wordpress.com David in front of the famous Stigmaria specimen at The Manchester Museum, and (right) an early photograph of the … More Six questions for a geological curator – David Gelsthorpe – Manchester

Six questions for a Geological Curator – Isla Gladstone – Bristol

In the second post in our series, Isla Gladstone answers our ‘six questions’. Isla is Senior Curator for Natural Sciences at Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives and will be managing this blog for GCG from now on. She has previously worked as a natural sciences curator in Yorkshire and Cornwall. Clockwise from top left: photograph … More Six questions for a Geological Curator – Isla Gladstone – Bristol

Six questions for a Geological Curator – Dean Lomax – Doncaster

This is the first post in our series where we ask geological curators around the country a series of questions that allow them to advocate the collections in their charge. This post is kindly provided by Dean Lomax who is Contract Assistant Curator of Palaeontology at the Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery, working on the CIRCA … More Six questions for a Geological Curator – Dean Lomax – Doncaster

Museum partnership brings geological collections to life

Rockband, a Heritage Lottery Funded partnership, has enabled a group of five museums to bring in expert advice to provide new ideas to help interpret and communicate about their geology collections in innovative and exciting ways, as well as promoting partnership working. The collections have been used to reach out to new audiences including blind … More Museum partnership brings geological collections to life

Welcome to the – why have geological collections? blog

At this time of austerity, funding for the upkeep of collections of all kinds is increasing being cut. With this blog we aim to highlight examples of how geological collections are used as positive evidence to support why they should be maintained. This blog is run by the Geological Curators’ Group, an affiliated Group to the Geological Society of London. We … More Welcome to the – why have geological collections? blog