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

Six questions for a geological curator – Hilary Ketchum – Oxford

Hilary is a Collections Manager at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH). Following her election to the GCG committee at this week’s AGM in Dublin, we asked Hilary ‘six questions’ to find out more about Oxford’s collection and her day-to-day role: What sort of Geological collections do you look after? The collections of … More Six questions for a geological curator – Hilary Ketchum – Oxford

The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, Dorset

After a busy summer welcoming tens of thousands of visitors, we asked Senior Warden Phil Davidson to share how the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre works and give his top tips for running public or school events on beaches: The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre is one of the leading visitor centres on the Jurassic Coast World … More The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, Dorset

Memories of the Yorkshire Fossil Festival 2016

Simon Harris is Conservator at the British Geological Survey in Keyworth, Nottingham, and GCG’s Web Officer. In the week leading up to the Yorkshire Fossil Festival 2017, he shares memories of last year’s GCG stand… The weather on the journey was not particularly promising – mist and torrential rain made me wonder if the festival … More Memories of the Yorkshire Fossil Festival 2016

Six questions for a geological curator – David Gelsthorpe – Manchester

David is Curator of Earth Science Collections at The Manchester Museum. If you would like to find out more about what he is up to then follow him on Twitter @Paleomanchester and take a look at his blog palaeomanchester.wordpress.com David in front of the famous Stigmaria specimen at The Manchester Museum, and (right) an early photograph of the … More Six questions for a geological curator – David Gelsthorpe – Manchester

Six questions for a Geological Curator – Isla Gladstone – Bristol

In the second post in our series, Isla Gladstone answers our ‘six questions’. Isla is Senior Curator for Natural Sciences at Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives and will be managing this blog for GCG from now on. She has previously worked as a natural sciences curator in Yorkshire and Cornwall. Clockwise from top left: photograph … More Six questions for a Geological Curator – Isla Gladstone – Bristol