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. 

It is expertly managed for us by Emma Nicholls, who works at The Horniman Museum in London as well as editing our Coprolite newsletter. 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.

Please note, both authors and those who leave comments on the blog page are asked to abide by the Geological Curators' Group's Social Media Policy. Any comments, or portions of comments, that are deemed to be in direct contravention of our Social Media Policy will be omitted by the Blog Editor. Please get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions relating to this issue.

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Check out the latest posts on our blog at the links below

  • Creating Vectaerovenator

    Sep 29, 2020 | 15:18 pm

    Written by Trudie Wilson, Interdisciplinary Fine Artist. This article has been re-posted from Trudie Wilson’s Personal Blog. Many of you will have seen this artwork pop up on your various newsfeeds recently, a very exciting time for this island girl I can tell you. So today I thought I would[…]

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  • News from the Sector – September

    Sep 15, 2020 | 09:00 am

    Online Events Taking the Pulse of Natural History Collections During COVID-19 Series: Where are we now?, part of the iDigBio webinar series – Adapting to COVID-19: Resources for Natural History Collections in a New Virtual World, will take place 15th – 17th September 2020. “Join iDigBio, NSCA, BCON, NSF, and[…]

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  • Mineralogical Consequences of Lockdown

    Sep 8, 2020 | 08:00 am

    A Brief Study of Ionising Radiation and the Private Mineral Collector (Part 1) Written by John Cooke, Mineral Enthusiast and Part-Time Volunteer Curator There is only so much decorating and gardening that a sane person can do before there is a need for a more cerebral challenge. To this end[…]

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  • GB3D, the New Coronavirus and the GCG Collections Officer

    Sep 4, 2020 | 09:00 am

    Written by Mike Howe, Head of the National Geological Repository at the British Geological Survey and Collections Officer for the Geological Curators’ Group As Collections Officer of the GCG, my responsibilities include liaising with museums and collections around the UK to ensure our Collections Map is up to date as[…]

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  • News from the Sector – August

    Aug 25, 2020 | 10:00 am

    Online Events Executing Virtual Events: Lessons learned from Digital Data & SPNHC Conference Planners, part of the iDigBio webinar series – Adapting to COVID-19: Resources for Natural History Collections in a New Virtual World, will take place on the 25th August 2020. The Museums Association is running a webinar series[…]

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