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

A Brief History of Dinosaur Isle and an Update on Current Work

Written by Alex Peaker, Assistant Community Learning Officer, Dinosaur Isle Museum Unfortunately at a recent GCG event I missed the opportunity to talk about my work and Dinosaur Isle (my internet always chooses the least appropriate time to die) so this seemed an opportune way to update you on who we are and what we … More A Brief History of Dinosaur Isle and an Update on Current Work

The Geological Record is Full of Cr*p

Written by Nigel Larkin, who is a GCG Committee Member, and palaeontological preparator, conservator and curator (Natural History Conservation) Like many people who are members of the Geological Curators’ Group, my passion for geology and palaeontology isn’t just a 9 to 5 thing. I wouldn’t say it is an all-consuming 24/7 obsession either but as well … More The Geological Record is Full of Cr*p