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

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?

News from the Sector – November

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 Geological Curators’ Group Annual Conference and … More News from the Sector – November