Two Weeks Inside a Cabinet: Random Notes from the Time I Spent at the NHM Collections

Written by Martín Batallés, Graphic / Web Designer, Illustrator and Photographer. Last November I was invited to spend some days at the Natural History Museum, London (NHM) in the Fossil Mammal Collection. These are some notes on what I was able to see, think and learn during those two weeks. The Fossils that Travelled Of … More Two Weeks Inside a Cabinet: Random Notes from the Time I Spent at the NHM Collections

News from the Sector – November

Online Events On the 16th November 2020 The Linnean Society of London will host the webinar Evolution of Passerine Birds by Professor Jon Fjeldså from 6.30pm BST. This is a special lecture in association with the British Ornithologists’ Club. See the “Autumn-Winter Events Programme” via the above link. Engaging Public Participation in Collections Digitization, part … More News from the Sector – November

Auction of a Thomas Woodruff Table

Written by John Cooke, Mineral Enthusiast and Part-Time Curator; and Ros Westwood MBE FMA MA, Derbyshire Museums Manager at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery Ros Westwood curates the Buxton Museum and Art Gallery’s large collection of Ashford Black Marble ornaments amongst a vast collection of geology and archaeology related to the Peak District Landscape. On … More Auction of a Thomas Woodruff Table

News from the Sector – October

Annual General Meeting of the Geological Curators Group and Committee Nominations Notice is hereby given that the 47th Annual General Meeting of the Geological Curators Group will be hosted online, on Monday 30th November 2020. The virtual format is necessary due to the ongoing uncertainty over mass gatherings, caused by the global pandemic. All committee … More News from the Sector – October

GB3D, the New Coronavirus and the GCG Collections Officer

Written by Mike Howe, Head of the National Geological Repository at the British Geological Survey and Collections Officer for the Geological Curators’ Group As Collections Officer of the GCG, my responsibilities include liaising with museums and collections around the UK to ensure our Collections Map is up to date as well as identifying any collections … More GB3D, the New Coronavirus and the GCG Collections Officer

News from the Sector – August

Online Events Executing Virtual Events: Lessons learned from Digital Data & SPNHC Conference Planners, part of the iDigBio webinar series – Adapting to COVID-19: Resources for Natural History Collections in a New Virtual World, will take place on the 25th August 2020. The Museums Association is running a webinar series called Coronavirus Conversations. They have … More News from the Sector – August

The Discovery of Vectaerovenator inopinatus, the Isle of Wight’s Unexpected Aerated Hunter

Written by Alex Peaker, Assistant Community Learning Officer, Dinosaur Isle News has just broken (13th August 2020) of the discovery of Vectaerovenator inopinatus, a brand new genus of theropod dinosaur discovered on the Isle of Wight. I posted recently about how reliant we are on ‘amateur’ collectors (I really hate that phrase, I feel it … More The Discovery of Vectaerovenator inopinatus, the Isle of Wight’s Unexpected Aerated Hunter