GCG holds a number of workshops each year, either organised by ourselves, or in conjunction with a partner organisation. Where possible, we archive presentations and resources in this section, so that they are available for future users. If you like what you see here, please check our events section to see any future events.

 

GCG Dublin AGM 2017

14th-15th November 2017

Making the most of a move

A day of talks from curatorial professionals with extensive experience of moving collections to ensure that you get the best for your collection. Field trips on the second day will show how moving - far from being something to be afraid of - can benefit collections.

  • Redisplay and reorganisation
  • Secure transit
  • Moving hazardous collections - asbestos
  • Moving an entire collection to another country

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Making replicas of your specimens

British Geological Survey, Keyworth

25th-26th July 2018

Led by Simon Harris (Conservator, BGS) and
Will Watts (Director, Hidden Horizons and GeoEd)

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The ability to make replicas of objects in your collection is an extremely valuable skill - be it for research, display or for outreach purposes. During this 2-day workshop you'll learn the basic techniques needed to make a one piece mould of a fossil of your choosing, and cast a copy of it in plaster. Whilst the plaster sets we'll take a trip into nearby Charnwood Forest to discover how an ambitious moulding programme uncovered hundreds of previously unknown ancient fossils.  

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Brachiopod collected by Charles MooreIn conjunction with the History of Geology Group

 Collectors, Collections and the geology of South West Britain

Tuesday 18th September 2018

A collaborative meeting organised by two Special Interest Groups of the Geological Society focuses on the geology of South West Britain. The first day will be hosted by the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, and the second day will feature related field trips in Bath and the surrounding area.

 

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Winter Seminar and 45th AGM

Inspiring Volunteers - Promoting Collections

National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

4th - 5th December 2018

Our winter seminar this year showcases the enormous part that volunteers play in the modern museum ecosystem, through a series of talks and demonstrations. The meeting will also include the 45th AGM of the group.

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