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 Emma Nicholls, who works at The Horniman Museum in London as well as editing our Coprolite newsletter. 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

  • Investigation into the Origin of a Boxed Victorian Mineral Collection

    Apr 16, 2019 | 11:00 am

    Written by John Cooke, Mineral Enthusiast and Part-Time Volunteer Curator The Collection and its Origins Recently, I had the opportunity to purchase a Victorian boxed collection of minerals comprising six mahogany trays with approximately 45 specimens per tray, making a total of 270 specimens. The box is of a mahogany[…]

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  • News from the Sector – April

    Apr 9, 2019 | 12:00 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 The[…]

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  • What’s in a Curator?

    Mar 19, 2019 | 12:00 pm

    Hello, I’m Lil Stevens and I have just joined the GCG committee as a co-opted member. I’m going to catalogue the group’s archives and help out where I can. I work at the Natural History Museum in London as the Earth Sciences Collections Task Force Manager. This group was set[…]

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  • Where Working with Rocks can Take You

    Mar 12, 2019 | 11:00 am

    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[…]

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  • News from the Sector – March

    Mar 5, 2019 | 11:00 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 Registration[…]

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