A Light-Hearted Look at Curation on the Cheap

…and a trip down memory lane Written by John Cooke, Mineral Enthusiast and Part-Time Volunteer Curator Whilst idling my time going through an old collection that came into my possession many years ago, I became interested in the concept of curation by the previous owners. With my mind still wandering and having a computer to … More A Light-Hearted Look at Curation on the Cheap

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?

Thoughts on Restoration of Boxed Natural History Collections

Written by John Cooke, Mineral Enthusiast and Part-Time Volunteer Curator The Victorians were great collectors and hoarders. There are those collections assembled by talented professionals and amateurs and others who purchased ready-made collections as a sign of their interest in Natural History. The subject matter of these collections was extremely varied and included minerals, fossils, … More Thoughts on Restoration of Boxed Natural History Collections

Printing a Dinosaur

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

News from the Sector- August

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