Geological object of the month: a specimen Christmas tree

By Cindy Howells, Curator and Collections Manager at the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff In the first post of our ‘geological object of the month’ series, I wanted to treat us all to a Christmas tree of geological specimens! Can you identify the different elements? 1. Tree: Mariopteris, the fossilised frond of a fern common … More Geological object of the month: a specimen Christmas tree

Making the Most of a Move: Geological Curators’ Group Conference Day One, by Emma-Louise Nicholls

On 14th November 2017, 48 geologists and museum professionals descended on Collins Barracks, National Museum of Ireland, for the annual Geological Curators’ Group conference. Budget airlines failed to prevent international attendants arriving and even train strikes couldn’t stop the stampede of scientists, thirsty for sharing knowledge, experience, and the wine reception. The first day was a … More Making the Most of a Move: Geological Curators’ Group Conference Day One, by Emma-Louise Nicholls