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The Symposium on Palaeontological Preparation and Conservation #SPPC2023 will take place at the Minerva Building, Lincoln, UK, in conjunction with the Symposium on Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy (SVPCA) and the Geological Curators Group. 

More information will be available in due course from https://www.geocurator.org/SPPC2023 

Thanks to everyone who attended our virtual AGM on 1st December - it was great to see so many people from so many different places.

We will be updating this website with information from the AGM as we have it. In the meantime the committee would like to wish all of our members and other friends a relaxing and enjoyable festive season! We will return in 2023 with our new, expanded committee.

Membership fees for 2023 became due on 1st January!

Membership payments for most members become due at the start of each year. If you pay using PayPal then you should already find the renew option is available in your website account. Your support is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Please note that for 2023 we have raised our fees slightly to cover ever-increasing printing and postage costs for the journal. However you can also keep your membership at the same level as it is currently by choosing electronic delivery for your journal. Think of the space saving on your already overloaded bookshelves...

Your subscription will need to be up to date if you want to access the latest edition of our journal!

Geological Curator 11(6) - just publishedGeological Curator 11(6) was recently published!

Featuring our very own Nigel Larkin (he's the one behind the dinosaur...) on the front cover, we recently published Geological Curator 11(6).

Inside you will also find articles about a hidden Pleistocene mammal assemblage from a Flemish Valley, European collections of Argentinian mammal material, a new award for Belgian citizen palaeontologists, and the collection of John Woodward (1665–1728).

Members should have received a copy by e-mail, but if not, or if you would like to download the higher resolution version, then you can do so by logging into the website.

Please remember to set your preferences for print/electronic copies in your account, accessible using the "member login" function on the lower right of your screen.

Get involved with the Geological Curators Group

We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic individuals who can help us out on our committee. You can get a good idea of the things we get up to by reading our annual reports, which are available from here. No specific experience is required, and we will provide you with any training you might need. 

We always advertise specific trustee roles, but there is always other work to be done, so if you would like to help out, then have a read about what we do, and then get in touch to arrange an informal chat.