Behind the Scenes of the Hidden Gems Exhibition, National Museum of Scotland

Written by Dr Rachel Walcott, Principal Curator, Earth Systems at National Museums Scotland. One of the jobs of a curator is to help prepare exhibitions. Some exhibitions are on topics that have evolved over years whilst others are opportunities that suddenly emerge. In a big organisation such as National Museums Scotland, delivering an exhibition, even a small … More Behind the Scenes of the Hidden Gems Exhibition, National Museum of Scotland

Geological object of the month: a specimen Christmas tree

By Cindy Howells, Curator and Collections Manager at the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff In the first post of our ‘geological object of the month’ series, I wanted to treat us all to a Christmas tree of geological specimens! Can you identify the different elements? 1. Tree: Mariopteris, the fossilised frond of a fern common … More Geological object of the month: a specimen Christmas tree