Written by John Cooke, Mineral Enthusiast and Part-Time Volunteer Curator The Collection and its Origins Recently, I had the opportunity to purchase a Victorian boxed collection of minerals comprising six mahogany trays with approximately 45 specimens per tray, making a total of 270 specimens. The box is of a mahogany construction with sturdy gilt-plated handles … More Investigation into the Origin of a Boxed Victorian Mineral Collection
News from the Sector is a monthly blog series featuring the latest geological and palaeontological news, jobs, exhibitions, and conferences. If you or your institution has anything they would like to add, or advertise on GCG’s News from the Sector, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Conferences and Workshops The XIX International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference … More News from the Sector – April
Hello, I’m Lil Stevens and I have just joined the GCG committee as a co-opted member. I’m going to catalogue the group’s archives and help out where I can. I work at the Natural History Museum in London as the Earth Sciences Collections Task Force Manager. This group was set up to provide curatorial assistance … More What’s in a Curator?
Written by John Pring, Project Manager | Environmental Geoscience Division, at Geoscience Australia. December was a big month for me. Not just the anticipation of Christmas and a few days off but a month that would include 3 different continents, lots of public speaking, a bit of mountain hiking, picking up part of the moon, … More Where Working with Rocks can Take You
News from the Sector is a monthly blog series featuring the latest geological and palaeontological news, jobs, exhibitions, and conferences. If you or your institution has anything they would like to add, or advertise on GCG’s News from the Sector, please get in touch at email@example.com. Conferences and Workshops Registration is now open for the … More News from the Sector – March
Written by Alex Peaker, Assistant Community Learning Officer (Palaeontologist/Geologist), at Dinosaur Isle, on the Isle of Wight. In November 2017, Dinosaur Isle General Manager and Curator Martin Munt organised for the holotype of Neovenator salerii to be displayed at the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum in Japan as part of their exhibition Theropods: From Carnivorous Dinosaurs to … More Printing a Dinosaur
Written by Nadine Gabriel, a recent geology graduate from the University College London, and an emerging museum professional. Nadine is currently a Geology Collections Assistant for UCL Earth Sciences Department and a Fossil Mammal Collection Volunteer at the Natural History Museum, London. As far as I know, the first time I ever collected a rock … More Managing Personal Natural History Collections