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.

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

  • Harnessing the Power of Students

    May 11, 2022 | 14:04 pm

    Written by Zoë Hughes, Curator of Brachiopods and Fossil Cephalopods, and Katie Collins, Curator of Benthic Molluscs, at the Natural History Museum, London Everyone working with collections has many tasks which would be exceptionally useful to do, but which would require vast amounts of staff time. One example of this[…]

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  • News from the Sector – April

    Apr 22, 2022 | 15:02 pm

    The Museums Association online conference Getting to Know You: Understanding Museum Audiences is due to take place on 28th April 2022. “Prices start at £30”. Whilst we (eagerly) await the in-person Marine Reptile Conference, due to take place at The Etches Collection in May 2023, the MRC committee and GCG are hosting[…]

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  • GCG / SPNHC Rep – Conference Calling!

    Mar 30, 2022 | 11:00 am

    Written by Andrew Haycock, Curator of Mineralogy and Petrology at Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales Hello there, my name is Andrew Haycock, and I am Curator of Mineralogy and Petrology at Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales (AC NMW). I am also the Geological Curators Group Representative for the Society for[…]

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  • News from the Sector – March

    Mar 15, 2022 | 09:38 am

    Conferences and Events The Thames Valley Regional Group of the Geological Society is hosting the webinar Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the Geological Society, by George Jameson. The event will take place online, 16th March 2022, at 7pm. The London Open University Geological Society is hosting an online talk called Antarctica,[…]

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  • History of the Fossil Record Through Commercial Boxed Collections

    Mar 10, 2022 | 11:33 am

    Written by John Cooke, Mineral Enthusiast and Part-Time Volunteer Curator In my last post I foolishly offered to draft a short article on my experiences of the fossil content within the boxed mineral collections that are strewn around my house. Someone on the editorial board re-enforced the challenge and made[…]

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