An Ediacaran Odyssey

Written by Hilary Ketchum, Collections Manager (Earth Collections), Oxford University Museum of Natural History A few weeks ago, I traveled down to Dorset with my fantastic volunteer Amber Wagstaffe in our very cool museum van* to take part in the 2019 Lyme Regis Fossil Festival. We were going to meet Frankie Dunn (University of Bristol, … More An Ediacaran Odyssey

Investigation into the Origin of a Boxed Victorian Mineral Collection

Written by John Cooke, Mineral Enthusiast and Part-Time Volunteer Curator The Collection and its Origins Recently, I had the opportunity to purchase a Victorian boxed collection of minerals comprising six mahogany trays with approximately 45 specimens per tray, making a total of 270 specimens. The box is of a mahogany construction with sturdy gilt-plated handles … More Investigation into the Origin of a Boxed Victorian Mineral Collection

News from the Sector – April

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 XIX International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference … More News from the Sector – April

Printing a Dinosaur

Written by Alex Peaker, Assistant Community Learning Officer (Palaeontologist/Geologist), at Dinosaur Isle, on the Isle of Wight. In November 2017, Dinosaur Isle General Manager and Curator Martin Munt organised for the holotype of Neovenator salerii to be displayed at the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum in Japan as part of their exhibition Theropods: From Carnivorous Dinosaurs to … More Printing a Dinosaur