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

  • Up Inside Historic Dinosaurs

    Dec 13, 2018 | 14:30 pm

    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,[…]

  • News from the Sector – November

    Nov 21, 2018 | 13:00 pm

    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 This[…]

  • Contradictions, Conundrums and Lies

    Nov 13, 2018 | 10:58 am

    Written by Matthew Parkes, Assistant Keeper (Curator of Geology), Natural History Collections at the National Museum of Ireland. Contradictions, Conundrums and Lies Before you switch off, this isn’t another opinion piece on the ramblings of a dodgy political leader. The ordinary life of a geological curator can be filled with[…]

  • Making Replicas of your Specimens

    Nov 6, 2018 | 11:00 am

    Written by Kirsty Lloyd, CryoArks Technician at the Natural History Museum London. On Wednesday the 25th of July 2018 I attended my first Geological Curators’ Group Event. I confess I am not a geologist or a curator, my background is natural history. At the time I worked in museum learning,[…]

  • Widening the Audience, and Making a Difference

    Oct 30, 2018 | 11:00 am

    Written by Emma Bernard, Curator of Fossil Fish at the Natural History Museum, London. Hi, my name is Emma Bernard and I am an Ordinary Member on the Committee of the Geological Curators’ Group. When I am not working for the GCG, my day job is the Curator of Fossil Fish[…]