A Guide to Searching for and using DOI’s in Geological Curator Journal

Simon Harris, GCG Webmaster and Collections Conservation and Digitisation Manager at British Geological Survey, Keyworth UK As part of an ongoing drive to ensure Geological Curator is the best journal it can be for people working with geoscience collections, we have put large amounts of work into indexing past editions of the journal and users … More A Guide to Searching for and using DOI’s in Geological Curator Journal

Persisting with Identifiers: The Geological Curator Journal gets DOIs

By Lu Allington-Jones, GCG Journal Editor and Senior Conservator at the Natural History Museum, London UK, and Simon Harris, GCG Webmaster and Collections Conservation and Digitisation Manager at British Geological Survey, Keyworth UK We are very proud to announce that the back catalogue of papers published in the Geological Curator journal have all now been … More Persisting with Identifiers: The Geological Curator Journal gets DOIs

News from the Sector – October

The Natural History Museum London, Turing Institute, and University College London, are co-hosting the inaugural AI for the Natural Sciences on the 3rd November 2022. “The symposium is an opportunity to explore AI-related challenges related to biodiversity and natural science collections, bringing together some of the major research groups working in this domain. The event … More News from the Sector – October

Down to Earth – Exploring Ireland’s Geology

Written by Roy Starkey, Mineralogist and Author Down to Earth – Exploring Ireland‘s Geology is a new permanent exhibition which opened at the Collins Barracks site in September 2021. I was last in Dublin for the GCG AGM in November 2017. On that occasion we were able to visit the Natural History Museum (affectionately known … More Down to Earth – Exploring Ireland’s Geology

News from the Sector – September

The Open University Geological Society is hosting an online lecture Mary Anning, by Tom Sharpe, September 15th 2022. The Yorkshire Fossil Festival, Scarborough, will take place between the 16th and 18th September 2022. Roy Starkey is giving a talk online for the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall called Philip Rashleigh’s Mineral Collection at the Royal Cornwall Museum … More News from the Sector – September

Looking Back at Progressive Palaeontology (ProgPal) 2022

Written by Sean Smart, co-chair of ProgPal 2022 and Zoology master’s student at the University of Lincoln. Progressive Palaeontology (ProgPal) 2022 has been and gone, and when asked if I would write a small article about the conference, I happily agreed and decided to take a retrospective look at the successes (and hiccups) of the … More Looking Back at Progressive Palaeontology (ProgPal) 2022

Global Launch of ‘Making it Mine – Sir Arthur Russell and his Mineral Collection’ by Roy Starkey

My new book Making it Mine – Sir Arthur Russell and his Mineral Collection was formally launched at the Oxford Mineral Show on 8 May 2022 and many collectors took the opportunity to pick up their copy in person and to have it signed. The rear cover gives a brief overview of the content of the book … More Global Launch of ‘Making it Mine – Sir Arthur Russell and his Mineral Collection’ by Roy Starkey

News from the Sector – July

The Natural History Museum’s touring exhibition T.rex: The Killer Question will be exhibited at Peterborough Cathedral from 18th July to 3rd September 2022. “This world class exhibition has nine roaring and moving animatronic dinosaurs of various sizes, including a three-quarter size T.rex. A 12-metre-long static model of a T. rex and a life-size T. rex skeleton will also … More News from the Sector – July

The Case of the “Asbestos” Dinosaur

Written by Lu Allington-Jones, Senior Conservator, and Wren Montgomery, FTIR Specialist, both at the Natural History Museum, London One day, not so very long ago, a request came into the Conservation Centre at the Natural History Museum (London, UK) to investigate why some fragmentary limb bones of a hadrosaurian dinosaur had been wrapped in a … More The Case of the “Asbestos” Dinosaur