News from the Sector – September

Conferences and Events The Linnean Society is holding an online meeting Natural History and Visual Art from the Margins on 24th September 2021, 10am – 5.30pm (BST). Registration, programme and abstracts are available on the website. The Geological Society is hosting William Smith Virtual Meeting 2021: Geological Mapping – of Our World and Others 19th … More News from the Sector – September

6 Questions for a Geological Curator – Emma Bernard

Written by Emma Bernard, Curator of Fossil Fish, Natural History Museum London 1. What sort of geological collections do you look after? I’m the Fossil Fish Curator at the Natural History Museum in London. So, I’m specifically responsible for approximately 100,000 fossil fish specimens spanning from the Ordovician up until about a few hundred years … More 6 Questions for a Geological Curator – Emma Bernard

Tendaguru: A Decolonisation Perspective

Written by Matthew Porter, Curatorial Assistant, Natural History Museum London Excavations carried out by the Natural History Museum London at the site of Tendaguru, one of the world’s most important dinosaur sites, relied on the knowledge and endeavours of unnamed indigenous Africans. It was between 1924 and 1931, that 589 crates of specimens, representing tens … More Tendaguru: A Decolonisation Perspective

Epopast 400 Specimen Mounts: The Movie

Written by Lu Allington-Jones, Senior Conservator, Natural History Museum London Epopast 400 is an excellent material for creating supports for heavy specimens. It is a 2-part mixture of a liquid and a fibre-glass putty that has passed accelerated ageing tests. The dough-like mixture can be applied to robust specimens and allowed to dry over night … More Epopast 400 Specimen Mounts: The Movie

News from the Sector – July

Conferences and Events The 36th International Geological Congress will take place at the India Expo Centre, Delhi, India, between 16th and 21st August 2021. See their website for more information. The Micropalaeontological Society’s Foraminifera Festival will be a “virtual foram-themed day of talks and posters”, due to take place 27th August 2021. Registration closes on … More News from the Sector – July

Some “Covid-Curation-Hacks” we Discovered During 2020!

As fellow committee member Emma Bernard has mentioned in her blog “How can you work from home when you’re a curator”, the UK national lockdown in March 2020 came as quite a shock to the system. Most of us were sent home with the now infamous “work from home” instruction, and we were denied access … More Some “Covid-Curation-Hacks” we Discovered During 2020!

News from the Sector – June

Conferences and Events The European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists will take place online 6th – 9th July 2021. The Museum Galleries History Group is hosting their biennial conference “Museum Networks and Museum History” online 14-16th July 2021. See their website for more information. The London Natural History Society is hosting a series of talks in … More News from the Sector – June

A John Vallance Collection of Derbyshire Minerals – A Rare Survivor

Search Results for “john cooke” – Geological Curators’ Group Blog Written by John Cooke, Mineral Enthusiast and Part-Time Volunteer Curator John Vallance is celebrated for his superb work with Ashford Black Marble and ornamental inlays. The quality of his work resulted in the patronage of the Duke of Devonshire and the Duke of Rutland (Tomlinson 1996). Whilst … More A John Vallance Collection of Derbyshire Minerals – A Rare Survivor

GeoCASe 2.0 and the Evolution of Data from Physical Specimen to the Digital

Written by Dr Rachel Walcott, Principal Curator, Earth Systems, National Museums Scotland As Principal Curator of the National Museums Scotland’s (NMS) 200 year old ‘Earth System collection, a collection of 70000 minerals, rocks and meteorites, one of my responsibilities is to ensure the collection puts its best foot forward into the Digital Era. So for … More GeoCASe 2.0 and the Evolution of Data from Physical Specimen to the Digital