Our blog was originally set up to highlight examples of how geological collections are used via ‘six questions for a geological curator’. This was intended as positive evidence to support why collections should be maintained at a time of austerity. The blog has now been expanded not only to advocate for collections, but as a space for informal sharing of information for everyone who works with or is interested in geological collections. 

It is expertly managed for us by Isla Gladstone, who works at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery as well as being co-opted onto our committee as NatSCA rep. Would you like to contribute by answering our ‘six questions’, sharing a new project or ‘geological object of the month’, or something else entirely? We would love to hear from you! Drop us a line at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Check out the latest posts on our blog at the links below

  • News from the Sector- August

    Aug 14, 2018 | 09:58 am

    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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Conferences and Workshops The[…]

  • Dinosaurs Driving You Wild (Warning, Contains Spoilers!)

    Aug 7, 2018 | 10:06 am

    Before continuing, please note the following review of Dinosaurs in the Wild contains images and spoilers! Dinosaurs in the Wild is the most incredible hour I’ve ever spent in a giant warehouse. Possibly in a giant anything. The premise is a simple one; you get in a vehicle that can[…]

  • News from the Sector – July

    Jul 25, 2018 | 08:59 am

    Welcome to the first edition of, what will no doubt be an extremely long-lived, monthly blog series produced by the Geological Curators’ Group called- News from the Sector. It doesn’t require a high level of academic genius to figure out the theme of this new series, but we wanted something[…]

  • Sharks, Dinosaurs and Walruses- An Interview with Dr Emma Nicholls

    Jul 17, 2018 | 11:00 am

    1. What sort of geological collections do you look after? I am Deputy Keeper of Natural History at the Horniman Museum and Gardens, and, more specifically, curator in charge of palaeontology, geology, and osteology. The geological collections at the Horniman Museum can be loosely divided into three main sections; the Bennett[…]

  • Pyrite Oxidation: Where Are We Now?

    Jul 10, 2018 | 11:00 am

    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 all over your beautiful specimens! – ‘Pyrite![…]