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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.


10 Jobs listed

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Updated 24th April (updates posted approx every 2 weeks).

4 jobs added
Learning and Community Development Officer
Interim General Manager
Geobus Education Officer
Curator, Mineralogy Section

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.


3 GCG Meetings listed
13 non-GCG Meetings listed

Updated 24th April (updates posted aprox every 2 weeks)

Coming up...

29th April - 1st May: Lyme Regis Fossil Festival
18th May: iDigiBio Education and Outreach Webinar Series


There is an opportunity for our members to join the GCG stall at the 2016 Lyme Regis Fossil Festival on Sat 30th April to Sun 1st May (http://www.fossilfestival.co.uk/). We are running our "Be a Curator" activity, which demonstrates the importance of curation and encourages people to curate their own fossil finds, and are looking for people to help on the stall for around four hours (or whatever you can manage). It's a really fun event with a great atmosphere and lots of families getting enthusiastic about fossils, and we may be able to contribute towards your travel and subsistence. If you are interested, please contact Luanne Meehitiya.

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