Written by Robin Hansen, Curator, Minerals and Gemstones, at the Natural History Museum London. Science has always been an integral part of my life. My dad was a science teacher, and my mum studied Science Education researching science, learning and gender. From a young age I understood that science was all around us, and that … More The Un-Rocky Road to Rock Success
Written by Cindy Howells, Curator and Collections Manager at Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales As a child one of my favourite days out was our annual family trip to London to visit the Natural History Museum. I loved any of the dinosaur displays most of all, then the mammal and bird taxidermy came second. … More Dinosaurs aren’t just for little boys!
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(Or… “What should museum shops be selling?”) A year ago today, on October 2nd 2018, I wrote about the ‘journey’ of writing and publishing a book – Minerals of the English Midlands. The final paragraph of the post read “Eventually, the final PDF file is prepared ready for transmission to the printer, and the author … More How Hard Can it Be?
Written by John Cooke, Mineral Enthusiast and Part-Time Volunteer Curator The Victorians were great collectors and hoarders. There are those collections assembled by talented professionals and amateurs and others who purchased ready-made collections as a sign of their interest in Natural History. The subject matter of these collections was extremely varied and included minerals, fossils, … More Thoughts on Restoration of Boxed Natural History Collections
SVPCA began with a bang (metaphorically… we’re all professionals here) as scores of palaeontologists excitedly oozed between the dioramas for the ice breaker at Dinosaur Isle. Hugs and handshakes were in abundance as the buffet decreased in size and people greeted old friends. As the evening wore on, a correlation appeared between the number of … More Dinosaur Croutons and ?Feathered Pterosaurs
Written by Chris King, Emeritus Professor of Earth Science Education, Keele University. Background GeoWeek is a collaborative project initiated by the Earth Science Education Forum. GeoWeek launched in 2018 with the aim of promoting ‘active geoscience’ via a ‘week’ of field trip activities that take place across the UK and Northern Ireland over an early … More GeoWeek 2019- Looking Back