Six questions for a geological curator – Matthew Parkes – Dublin

What does GCG Chair Matthew Parkes get up to in his day job as geological curator for the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin? We asked him ‘six questions’ to find out more about his role: What sort of Geological collections do you look after? As the only geological curator in the Natural History Museum in Dublin … More Six questions for a geological curator – Matthew Parkes – Dublin

Geological object of the month: a specimen Christmas tree

By Cindy Howells, Curator and Collections Manager at the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff In the first post of our ‘geological object of the month’ series, I wanted to treat us all to a Christmas tree of geological specimens! Can you identify the different elements? 1. Tree: Mariopteris, the fossilised frond of a fern common … More Geological object of the month: a specimen Christmas tree

Making the Most of a Move: Geological Curators’ Group Conference Day One, by Emma-Louise Nicholls

On 14th November 2017, 48 geologists and museum professionals descended on Collins Barracks, National Museum of Ireland, for the annual Geological Curators’ Group conference. Budget airlines failed to prevent international attendants arriving and even train strikes couldn’t stop the stampede of scientists, thirsty for sharing knowledge, experience, and the wine reception. The first day was a … More Making the Most of a Move: Geological Curators’ Group Conference Day One, by Emma-Louise Nicholls

Six questions for a geological curator – Hilary Ketchum – Oxford

Hilary is a Collections Manager at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH). Following her election to the GCG committee at this week’s AGM in Dublin, we asked Hilary ‘six questions’ to find out more about Oxford’s collection and her day-to-day role: What sort of Geological collections do you look after? The collections of … More Six questions for a geological curator – Hilary Ketchum – Oxford

The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, Dorset

After a busy summer welcoming tens of thousands of visitors, we asked Senior Warden Phil Davidson to share how the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre works and give his top tips for running public or school events on beaches: The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre is one of the leading visitor centres on the Jurassic Coast World … More The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, Dorset

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