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

The Great Meteorite of July 1860 – When Stars Fell to Earth

Written by Douglas Palmer, Sedgwick Museum, University of Cambridge  159 years ago, on July 14th 1860, the people of the remote Himalayan hill station of Dharmsala in Himalchal Pradesh, north-western India were treated to the awesome sight of ‘shooting stars’ burning up as they plunged through the atmosphere into the surrounding landscape. Awed they may … More The Great Meteorite of July 1860 – When Stars Fell to Earth

The Geological Curators’ Group Brighton Medal Award goes to…

Written by Matthew Parkes, Chair of the Geological Curators’ Group, and Assistant Keeper at National Museum Ireland The Geological Curators’ Group Brighton Medal Award goes to… Monica Price! It is the most pleasing duty of the Chairman of the Geological Curators’ Group, at the end of a three-year term of office, to make an award … More The Geological Curators’ Group Brighton Medal Award goes to…

Nessie’s New Look

Written by Emily Manning, freelance model maker and sculptor, and student at Arts University Bournemouth. This article was first published on the University of Cambridge Museums and Botanic Garden blog. A museum full of rocks and fossils may not be the first place you think of to promote artist development, but our collections here at … More Nessie’s New Look