Museum During a Crisis

Written by Dr Rachel Walcott, Principal Curator, Earth Systems, National Museums Scotland These are strange times. As I write this (16th March 2020), the number of coronavirus or rather Covid-19 infections is rapidly increasing and I am uncertain whether our Museum, the National Museum of Scotland (NMoS), will even be open to the public this … More Museum During a Crisis

ACE Grant Secured for Accessing Staffordshire Geology Project

Written by Glenn Roadley, Curator of Natural Science at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery has been successful in a bid to the Arts Council England Designation Development Fund, securing funding of £72,500 to catalogue and display its nationally significant geology collections. The collections at The Potteries Museum were … More ACE Grant Secured for Accessing Staffordshire Geology Project

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

How Can We Make Our Precious Collections Available to Researchers? Reflections on the GCG Annual Meeting, December 2019

Written by Dr Liz Hide, Director, Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences The question posed can be read in many different ways and, for me, throws up even more questions. How can we enable more researchers to use our collections? How can we better support and facilitate research? How can we identify new research areas within … More How Can We Make Our Precious Collections Available to Researchers? Reflections on the GCG Annual Meeting, December 2019

News from the Sector – February

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 Goldschmidt annual conference on geochemistry … More News from the Sector – February

Six Questions for a Geological Curator – Angharad Jones – Creswell Crags

Written by Angharad Jones, Collections Officer, Creswell Heritage Trust. 1. What sort of geological collections do you look after? I work as the Collections Officer at Creswell Crags Museum and Heritage Centre. The collection is primarily composed of palaeontological and archaeological material excavated from the caves at Creswell Crags, including Church Hole, Mother Grundy’s Parlour, … More Six Questions for a Geological Curator – Angharad Jones – Creswell Crags