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What we do

Geological collections are an irreplaceable part of our scientific and cultural heritage. The Geological Curators’ Group is dedicated to their better care, maintenance and use. GCG aims to:

  • improve access to, and knowledge of, such collections for all purposes – from leisure and tourism to education and science.

  • improve the status of geology in museums and the standard of geological curation in general by: holding meetings and workshops; providing information and advice; documenting and conserving geological sites; the surveillance of geological collections

GCG was founded in 1974, has an international membership and is affiliated to the Geological Society of London. We are a registered charity.

Find out more about the group: read our constitution / meet the committee.


18 Jobs listed: new jobs are marked: New jobs

Updated 5th November (updates posted approx every 2 weeks).

5 jobs added
Collections Manager
Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology & Paleobotany and Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences
Natural Science Research Curator II
Curator, Earth & Planetary Sciences
Assistant Registrar

Join us

Membership of the Geological Curators’ Group is open to anyone interested in geology, and will be of particular interest to any individuals or organisations responsible for the care of geological collections, the interpretation or promotion of geological specimens or sites, as well as conservators, historians of geology, volunteers, collectors or preparators.

If you wish to see an improvement in curatorial standards, and increased awareness of our geological culture and an appreciation of its great heritage, join GCG now!

Visit our membership page to find out how to join.

Our group

Meetings, seminars and workshops are held several times a year covering a wide variety of themes, and held at various venues, usually in museums.

The Geological Curator is the Group’s peer-reviewed journal. Content includes historical articles, techniques of conservation, preparation and display, reports of meetings, as well as reviews and news.

Coprolite, our tri annual newsletter, contains up-to-date news of meetings, people, exhibitions and events as well as other ephemeral matters.

A website with job vacancies, a map of UK regional geological collection, archived publications, links to suppliers, and other useful information.

The help, advice and comradeship of a profession dedicated to its cause.


Updated 20th November (updates approx every 2 weeks)

1 GCG Meeting listed

Full programme and booking form available here now!

6 non-GCG Meetings listed

CFP: NatSCA Annual Conference and AGM

Evolving Ideas: provocative new ways of working with collections. Please submit abstracts by 13th January 2017

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View the latest Coprolite here

You can now view and download The Geological Curator Volume 9 No 10 (December 2013) and Volume 10 No 1 (August 2014) from our Publication Archive page.

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