Written by Pip Brewer, Curator of Fossil Mammals at the Natural History Museum London. A new PhD student contacts you to loan specimens critical to their project and the deadline is imminent. This is the first time they have contacted you. You already have several enquiries, loans and destructive sampling requests to process before you … More Good Collections Practice is a Shared Responsibility
Written by John Cooke, Mineral Enthusiast and Part-Time Volunteer Curator The villains of this story are those minerals that have a remarkable aptitude for decay. The heroes? Those people who intervene and “stop the rot”. With a bit of luck, the heroes have left behind clues as to the date of their intervention. I had … More An Investigation into Dating Remedial Actions Affecting Old Mineral Collections
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
Hello, I’m Lil Stevens and I have just joined the GCG committee as a co-opted member. I’m going to catalogue the group’s archives and help out where I can. I work at the Natural History Museum in London as the Earth Sciences Collections Task Force Manager. This group was set up to provide curatorial assistance … More What’s in a Curator?