News from the Sector- August

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.

Future of the Royal Institution of Cornwall’s Geology Collections

Written by Dr Tehmina Goskar FMA, Director of the Curators Institute and Research Associate at Swansea University. In June 2017, the Royal Institution of Cornwall (RIC) commissioned me to undertake specialist user and audience research focused on their extensive geological collections. The RIC runs the Royal Cornwall Museum and the Courtney Library—a specialist research library … More Future of the Royal Institution of Cornwall’s Geology Collections

The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, Dorset

After a busy summer welcoming tens of thousands of visitors, we asked Senior Warden Phil Davidson to share how the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre works and give his top tips for running public or school events on beaches: The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre is one of the leading visitor centres on the Jurassic Coast World … More The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, Dorset

Memories of the Yorkshire Fossil Festival 2016

Simon Harris is Conservator at the British Geological Survey in Keyworth, Nottingham, and GCG’s Web Officer. In the week leading up to the Yorkshire Fossil Festival 2017, he shares memories of last year’s GCG stand… The weather on the journey was not particularly promising – mist and torrential rain made me wonder if the festival … More Memories of the Yorkshire Fossil Festival 2016

Museum partnership brings geological collections to life

Rockband, a Heritage Lottery Funded partnership, has enabled a group of five museums to bring in expert advice to provide new ideas to help interpret and communicate about their geology collections in innovative and exciting ways, as well as promoting partnership working. The collections have been used to reach out to new audiences including blind … More Museum partnership brings geological collections to life