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. 

The blog is managed by Emma Nicholls, Senior Curator of Natural Sciences at The Horniman Museum, in London. 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

  • A Guide to Searching for and using DOI’s in Geological Curator Journal

    Nov 29, 2022 | 10:03 am

    Simon Harris, GCG Webmaster and Collections Conservation and Digitisation Manager at British Geological Survey, Keyworth UK As part of an ongoing drive to ensure Geological Curator is the best journal it can be for people working with geoscience collections, we have put large amounts of work into indexing past editions[…]

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  • News from the Sector – November

    Nov 25, 2022 | 14:59 pm

    The Geological Curators Group has teamed up with The Society of Mineral Museum Professionals (SMMP) to host a one day conference online, Uniting Earth Science Collections, on 1st December 2022. The GCG’s AGM will take place between the two sessions. For further information and details on how to register, please[…]

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  • Persisting with Identifiers: The Geological Curator Journal gets DOIs

    Nov 10, 2022 | 10:00 am

    By Lu Allington-Jones, GCG Journal Editor and Senior Conservator at the Natural History Museum, London UK, and Simon Harris, GCG Webmaster and Collections Conservation and Digitisation Manager at British Geological Survey, Keyworth UK We are very proud to announce that the back catalogue of papers published in the Geological Curator[…]

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  • News from the Sector – October

    Oct 31, 2022 | 14:43 pm

    The Natural History Museum London, Turing Institute, and University College London, are co-hosting the inaugural AI for the Natural Sciences on the 3rd November 2022. “The symposium is an opportunity to explore AI-related challenges related to biodiversity and natural science collections, bringing together some of the major research groups working[…]

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  • Down to Earth – Exploring Ireland’s Geology

    Oct 21, 2022 | 14:26 pm

    Written by Roy Starkey, Mineralogist and Author Down to Earth – Exploring Ireland‘s Geology is a new permanent exhibition which opened at the Collins Barracks site in September 2021. I was last in Dublin for the GCG AGM in November 2017. On that occasion we were able to visit the[…]

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