New from the Sector – June

The 12th International Conference on Modern and Fossil Dinoflagellates will take place at the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain 4th – 8th July 2022. The Natural History Museum’s touring exhibition T.rex: The Killer Question will be exhibited at Peterborough Cathedral from 18th July to 3rd September 2022. “This world class exhibition has nine roaring … More New from the Sector – June

The Reverend Edward Budge-Cornish Mineral Collection

Written by John Cooke, Mineral Enthusiast and Part-Time Volunteer Curator An Example of Investigative Co-operation with the Forensic Team at Keele University The reader may recall that I presented the story of a Victorian mineral collection about 2 years ago.  At the time I was particularly interested in the ownership of the item but drew … More The Reverend Edward Budge-Cornish Mineral Collection

News from the Sector – May

The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections are hosting this year’s conference in collaboration with Biodiversity Heritage Library and Natural Sciences Collections Association. It will take place in-person, in Edinburgh, 5th – 10th June 2022. SPNHC’s 2022 tagline is: “Through the door and through the web: releasing the power of natural history collections onsite … More News from the Sector – May

GCG / SPNHC Rep – Conference Calling!

Written by Andrew Haycock, Curator of Mineralogy and Petrology at Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales Hello there, my name is Andrew Haycock, and I am Curator of Mineralogy and Petrology at Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales (AC NMW). I am also the Geological Curators Group Representative for the Society for the Preservation of Natural History … More GCG / SPNHC Rep – Conference Calling!

News from the Sector – March

Conferences and Events The Thames Valley Regional Group of the Geological Society is hosting the webinar Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the Geological Society, by George Jameson. The event will take place online, 16th March 2022, at 7pm. The London Open University Geological Society is hosting an online talk called Antarctica, by James Cresswell, on 24 March … More News from the Sector – March

History of the Fossil Record Through Commercial Boxed Collections

Written by John Cooke, Mineral Enthusiast and Part-Time Volunteer Curator In my last post I foolishly offered to draft a short article on my experiences of the fossil content within the boxed mineral collections that are strewn around my house. Someone on the editorial board re-enforced the challenge and made a comment to the effect … More History of the Fossil Record Through Commercial Boxed Collections

On the Trail of Errant Specimens

Written by Mike Howe, Head of the National Geological Repository at the British Geological Survey and Collections Officer for the Geological Curators Group I find it somewhat reassuring that most of us who manage collections – geological or otherwise – have job titles like ‘curator’ or ‘keeper’ as both of these terms have derivations that imply ‘keeping safe’ … More On the Trail of Errant Specimens

News from the Sector – February

Conferences and Events Creswell Crags is hosting a few special events to to complement their current Ice Age exhibition. The talk The Ice Age in Britain: Creswell Crags and Beyond, by Angharad Jones, will take place virtually on 8th and repeated on 10th February 2022. A later talk Environments and Climates of Ice Age Britain, by David Anderson, will be 17th … More News from the Sector – February