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

  • Managing Personal Natural History Collections

    Feb 19, 2019 | 11:00 am

    Written by Nadine Gabriel, a recent geology graduate from the University College London, and an emerging museum professional. Nadine is currently a Geology Collections Assistant for UCL Earth Sciences Department and a Fossil Mammal Collection Volunteer at the Natural History Museum, London. As far as I know, the first time[…]

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  • News from the Sector – February

    Feb 12, 2019 | 11:38 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[…]

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  • News from the Sector – January

    Jan 18, 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 There[…]

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  • Top Ten Blogs of 2018

    Jan 8, 2019 | 12:59 pm

    Written by Dr Emma Nicholls, Deputy Keeper of Natural History at the Horniman Museum and Gardens, and GCG Blog Editor. Last year saw big news across the world- Palau and Hawaii clamped down on sunscreen to protect their coral reefs, news broke of a pterosaur with ‘feathers’, NASA’s Curiosity Rover declared there IS water on Mars,[…]

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  • News from the Sector – December

    Dec 20, 2018 | 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 The[…]

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