What’s in a Name?

Written by Matthew Parkes, Assistant Keeper, National Museum Ireland I am a geological curator and proud of it. As a curator, I work in a museum and I look after ‘stuff’! My job happens to be geological collections because that is what I trained for and what I understand and know intimately from years of … More What’s in a Name?

News from the Sector – November

News from the Sector is a monthly blog series featuring the latest geological and palaeontological news, jobs, exhibitions, and conferences. If you or your institution has anything they would like to add, or advertise on GCG’s News from the Sector, please get in touch at blog@geocurator.org. Conferences and Workshops The Geological Curators’ Group Annual Conference and … More News from the Sector – November

How Hard Can it Be?

(Or… “What should museum shops be selling?”) A year ago today, on October 2nd 2018, I wrote about the ‘journey’ of writing and publishing a book – Minerals of the English Midlands. The final paragraph of the post read “Eventually, the final PDF file is prepared ready for transmission to the printer, and the author … More How Hard Can it Be?

Thoughts on Restoration of Boxed Natural History Collections

Written by John Cooke, Mineral Enthusiast and Part-Time Volunteer Curator The Victorians were great collectors and hoarders. There are those collections assembled by talented professionals and amateurs and others who purchased ready-made collections as a sign of their interest in Natural History. The subject matter of these collections was extremely varied and included minerals, fossils, … More Thoughts on Restoration of Boxed Natural History Collections