Welcome to the – why have geological collections? blog

At this time of austerity, funding for the upkeep of collections of all kinds is increasing being cut. With this blog we aim to highlight examples of how geological collections are used as positive evidence to support why they should be maintained.

This blog is run by the Geological Curators’ Group, an affiliated Group to the Geological Society of London. We would like to hear from you if you have a good example of how geological collections are being used.

Future posts will cover use of collections in education, scientific research and to show details of the history of our planet both over the last few centuries and its entire geological history stretching back billions of years.

If you have any examples of geological collections you think would make a good subject for a blog post we would be very interested to hear from you. Click on the “About” button in the top right hand corner of the blog home page and fill out the e-form.

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(In case you were wondering, the background to the page is the top of a marble table situated in the Earth Galleries at the Natural History Museum, London.)

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