From Collector to Collection: What Information can be Gleaned from Historic Museum Collections?

Written by Sarah King, Curator of Natural Sciences, York Museums Trust Geology collections by their very nature are composed of historically acquired specimens. Each specimen will have gone through a process before being curated as part of a museum collection, and, especially for the material acquired decades or hundreds of years ago, it is often … More From Collector to Collection: What Information can be Gleaned from Historic Museum Collections?

What’s in a Name?

Written by Matthew Parkes, Assistant Keeper, National Museum Ireland I am a geological curator and proud of it. As a curator, I work in a museum and I look after ‘stuff’! My job happens to be geological collections because that is what I trained for and what I understand and know intimately from years of … More What’s in a Name?

Dinosaur Croutons and ?Feathered Pterosaurs

SVPCA began with a bang (metaphorically… we’re all professionals here) as scores of palaeontologists excitedly oozed between the dioramas for the ice breaker at Dinosaur Isle. Hugs and handshakes were in abundance as the buffet decreased in size and people greeted old friends. As the evening wore on, a correlation appeared between the number of … More Dinosaur Croutons and ?Feathered Pterosaurs