GeoCASe 2.0 and the Evolution of Data from Physical Specimen to the Digital

Written by Dr Rachel Walcott, Principal Curator, Earth Systems, National Museums Scotland As Principal Curator of the National Museums Scotland’s (NMS) 200 year old ‘Earth System collection, a collection of 70000 minerals, rocks and meteorites, one of my responsibilities is to ensure the collection puts its best foot forward into the Digital Era. So for … More GeoCASe 2.0 and the Evolution of Data from Physical Specimen to the Digital

News from the Sector – May

Conferences and Events The Geological Society’s virtual public lecture “Martian Organics – Linking Meteorites and Mission Data” will take place 6pm (BST) 2nd June 2021. Details available here, registration is via Eventbrite. The Geological Society is also hosting “Energy Transition – Geosciences and the Energy Transition: Energy Transfer, Injection and Storage” online 7th – 8th … More News from the Sector – May

Turtley Awesome Discovery on the Isle of Wight

Written by Alex Peaker, Assistant Community Learning Officer, Dinosaur Isle Museum. This past year has been the weirdest I have experienced in my lifetime but one thing the uncertainty of COVID hasn’t affected is the steady flow of spectacular specimens found on the Isle of Wight. Over the last nine months a small area of … More Turtley Awesome Discovery on the Isle of Wight

Geological Specimens in the Care of Fife Cultural Trust at Bankhead House, Glenrothes, Fife

Written by Peder Aspen, National Museums Scotland A study of geological material, formerly held in Fife Museums and now under the care of Fife Cultural Trust, is detailed below. In 2017, Fife Cultural Trust (FCT) assembled all the disparate collections from various Fife museums into a new Collections Centre at Bankhead House in Glenrothes, Fife. … More Geological Specimens in the Care of Fife Cultural Trust at Bankhead House, Glenrothes, Fife

Preserving Our Past: A look at Anthropology Conservation at the Natural History Museum.

Written by Lydia Amies, Conservation Assistant, Natural History Museum London In 2018 I was lucky enough to start as a Conservation Assistant funded by the Calleva Foundation at the Natural History Museum, London. The Calleva Projects at the NHM focus on researching ancient human populations of the UK as well as human evolution and behaviour … More Preserving Our Past: A look at Anthropology Conservation at the Natural History Museum.