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?

How Hard Can it Be?

(Or… “What should museum shops be selling?”) Written by Roy Starkey, Mineralogist and Author A year ago today, on October 2nd 2018, I wrote about the ‘journey’ of writing and publishing a book – Minerals of the English Midlands. The final paragraph of the post read “Eventually, the final PDF file is prepared ready for … More How Hard Can it Be?