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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  • Two Weeks Inside a Cabinet: Random Notes from the Time I Spent at the NHM Collections

    Nov 20, 2020 | 09:51 am

    Written by Martín Batallés, Graphic / Web Designer, Illustrator and Photographer. Last November I was invited to spend some days at the Natural History Museum, London (NHM) in the Fossil Mammal Collection. These are some notes on what I was able to see, think and learn during those two weeks.[…]

  • News from the Sector – November

    Nov 11, 2020 | 13:14 pm

    Online Events On the 16th November 2020 The Linnean Society of London will host the webinar Evolution of Passerine Birds by Professor Jon Fjeldså from 6.30pm BST. This is a special lecture in association with the British Ornithologists’ Club. See the “Autumn-Winter Events Programme” via the above link. Engaging Public[…]

  • Auction of a Thomas Woodruff Table

    Nov 3, 2020 | 12:30 pm

    Written by John Cooke, Mineral Enthusiast and Part-Time Curator; and Ros Westwood MBE FMA MA, Derbyshire Museums Manager at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery Ros Westwood curates the Buxton Museum and Art Gallery’s large collection of Ashford Black Marble ornaments amongst a vast collection of geology and archaeology related to[…]

  • News from the Sector – October

    Oct 29, 2020 | 10:00 am

    Annual General Meeting of the Geological Curators Group and Committee Nominations Notice is hereby given that the 47th Annual General Meeting of the Geological Curators Group will be hosted online, on Monday 30th November 2020. The virtual format is necessary due to the ongoing uncertainty over mass gatherings, caused by[…]

  • 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[…]