Cumbria’s Past, Our Future: Rediscovering Tullie House’s Designated Geology Collection

Written by Gabrielle Heffernan, Curatorial Manager, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Trust Tullie House’s recently designated natural science collection is, perhaps, currently best known nationally for its recent, somewhat over-sized, acquisition of Driggsby the whale; a juvenile fin whale stranded on a West Cumbrian beach in 2014. In addition, local visitors have for years enjoyed … More Cumbria’s Past, Our Future: Rediscovering Tullie House’s Designated Geology Collection

Geological Fakes- Minerals, Gems and Meteorites

Written by Nadine Gabriel, Assistant Curator of Fossil Mammals, Natural History Museum London On the 9th October 2019, I attended the GCG’s Geological Fakes Workshop which was held in the National Museum Collection Centre in Edinburgh (the offsite storage for the National Museum of Scotland). The exciting and informative day was split into five different … More Geological Fakes- Minerals, Gems and Meteorites

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

The Mineral Collection of the Royal Institution of Cornwall

Written by Roy Starkey, Mineralogist and Author Many, if not all, GCG members will be aware of the wonderful mineral collection housed at the Royal Cornwall Museum, River Street, Truro. TR1 2SJ. It is perhaps the finest regional mineral collection in the British Isles and includes the world famous Philip Rashleigh collection (Rashleigh, 1797, 1802), … More The Mineral Collection of the Royal Institution of Cornwall

The Geological Curators’ Group Brighton Medal Award goes to…

Written by Matthew Parkes, Chair of the Geological Curators’ Group, and Assistant Keeper at National Museum Ireland The Geological Curators’ Group Brighton Medal Award goes to… Monica Price! It is the most pleasing duty of the Chairman of the Geological Curators’ Group, at the end of a three-year term of office, to make an award … More The Geological Curators’ Group Brighton Medal Award goes to…

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?