Written by John Pring, Project Manager | Environmental Geoscience Division, at Geoscience Australia. December was a big month for me. Not just the anticipation of Christmas and a few days off but a month that would include 3 different continents, lots of public speaking, a bit of mountain hiking, picking up part of the moon, … More Where Working with Rocks can Take You
Written by Alex Peaker, Assistant Community Learning Officer (Palaeontologist/Geologist), at Dinosaur Isle, on the Isle of Wight. In November 2017, Dinosaur Isle General Manager and Curator Martin Munt organised for the holotype of Neovenator salerii to be displayed at the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum in Japan as part of their exhibition Theropods: From Carnivorous Dinosaurs to … More Printing a Dinosaur
Written by Dr Emma Nicholls, Deputy Keeper of Natural History at the Horniman Museum and Gardens. On the 15th September of this year, I decided to fight my urge to avoid the weekend trains and travelled across London to Crystal Palace Park. Oh my word am I glad I did, it was the best day … More Up Inside Historic Dinosaurs
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Written by Deborah Hutchinson, Geology Curator at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Natural History Museum, London – 10th May 2018 We have all been there; you open a box/drawer/cupboard that possibly has not been opened in a very long time. Then that sulphurous, acid smell hits you, and you see the yellow and white fluff … More Pyrite Oxidation: Where Are We Now?
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
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