Feathered Dinosaurs and Evolutionary Dead-Ends

Written by Dr Emma Nicholls, Deputy Keeper of Natural History at Horniman Museum and Gardens Scientific research is one of the most exciting fields that you can work in – not that I’m biased. New discoveries can happen at any time and change what we thought we knew. Although some things won’t change, like the … More Feathered Dinosaurs and Evolutionary Dead-Ends

Mineralogical Consequences of Lockdown – Part III

A Brief Study of Ionising Radiation and the Mineral Collector – Part III Written by John Cooke, Mineral Enthusiast and Part-Time Curator For those following this saga featured in previous blogs (Part I and Part II), you will be relieved to know this is the final contribution on this subject. The reader might recall that a … More Mineralogical Consequences of Lockdown – Part III

Six Questions for a Geological Curator – Rob Lowther

Written by Rob Lowther, Rock Collection and Fieldwork Administrator, Imperial College London 1. What sort of Geological collections do you look after? As I’m the Rock Collection and Fieldwork Administrator in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, I look after all the geological materials that are held within the department. Our … More Six Questions for a Geological Curator – Rob Lowther

Mineralogical Consequences of Lockdown – Part II

A Brief Study of Ionising Radiation and the Mineral Collector – Part II Written by John Cooke, Mineral Enthusiast and Part-Time Curator Those people who read the previous article (Part I, published Sept 8th) may recall that my last action was to press the “Buy” button on an online platform. Well, a few days later … More Mineralogical Consequences of Lockdown – Part II

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