Written by Sarah King, Curator of Natural Sciences, York Museums Trust Geology collections by their very nature are composed of historically acquired specimens. Each specimen will have gone through a process before being curated as part of a museum collection, and, especially for the material acquired decades or hundreds of years ago, it is often … More From Collector to Collection: What Information can be Gleaned from Historic Museum Collections?
…and a trip down memory lane Written by John Cooke, Mineral Enthusiast and Part-Time Volunteer Curator Whilst idling my time going through an old collection that came into my possession many years ago, I became interested in the concept of curation by the previous owners. With my mind still wandering and having a computer to … More A Light-Hearted Look at Curation on the Cheap
Written by Matthew Parkes, Chair of the Geological Curators’ Group, and Assistant Keeper at National Museum Ireland The Geological Curators’ Group Brighton Medal Award goes to… Monica Price! It is the most pleasing duty of the Chairman of the Geological Curators’ Group, at the end of a three-year term of office, to make an award … More The Geological Curators’ Group Brighton Medal Award goes to…
Written by Matthew Parkes, Assistant Keeper, National Museum Ireland I am a geological curator and proud of it. As a curator, I work in a museum and I look after ‘stuff’! My job happens to be geological collections because that is what I trained for and what I understand and know intimately from years of … More What’s in a Name?
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 Geological Curators’ Group Annual Conference and … More News from the Sector – November
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!