Mineralogical Consequences of Lockdown – Part I

A Brief Study of Ionising Radiation and the Private Mineral Collector – Part I Written by John Cooke, Mineral Enthusiast and Part-Time Volunteer Curator There is only so much decorating and gardening that a sane person can do before there is a need for a more cerebral challenge. To this end and because of the … More Mineralogical Consequences of Lockdown – Part I

GB3D, the New Coronavirus and the GCG Collections Officer

Written by Mike Howe, Head of the National Geological Repository at the British Geological Survey and Collections Officer for the Geological Curators’ Group As Collections Officer of the GCG, my responsibilities include liaising with museums and collections around the UK to ensure our Collections Map is up to date as well as identifying any collections … More GB3D, the New Coronavirus and the GCG Collections Officer

The Geological Record is Full of Cr*p

Written by Nigel Larkin, who is a GCG Committee Member, and palaeontological preparator, conservator and curator (Natural History Conservation) Like many people who are members of the Geological Curators’ Group, my passion for geology and palaeontology isn’t just a 9 to 5 thing. I wouldn’t say it is an all-consuming 24/7 obsession either but as well … More The Geological Record is Full of Cr*p

Reflections on 10+ years as a GCG member

Written by Simon Harris, Collections Conservation and Digitisation Manager, British Geological Survey What made you decide to join the GCG? I joined in early 2009, when I was working as a freelancer for various museums doing collections management tasks such as photography, data entry, object marking, etc. I was living in south Somerset and the … More Reflections on 10+ years as a GCG member

Orange is the New Green: Giving a Makeover to the Fossil Tree in the Garden of the Natural History Museum London

Written by Lu Allington-Jones, Senior Conservator, Natural History Museum London Last year conservators cleaned the Craigleith fossil tree which stands in the east garden of the Natural History Museum (London, UK). The Specimen This 330 million year old fossil trunk is one of seven excavated from the Craigleith Quarry, near Edinburgh. An even larger example … More Orange is the New Green: Giving a Makeover to the Fossil Tree in the Garden of the Natural History Museum London