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

  • Creswell Crags Under Threat of Permanent Closure

    Apr 2, 2020 | 10:00 am

    Written by Rebecca Morris-Buck, Communications and Programmes Manager, Creswell Crags Museum and Heritage Centre This article has been re-posted from the Creswell Crags site, and was originally posted on 23rd March 2020. Creswell Crags was already facing a huge financial challenge in 2020. Closure as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19,[…]

  • Museum During a Crisis

    Mar 26, 2020 | 12:29 pm

    Written by Dr Rachel Walcott, Principal Curator, Earth Systems, National Museums Scotland These are strange times. As I write this (16th March 2020), the number of coronavirus or rather Covid-19 infections is rapidly increasing and I am uncertain whether our Museum, the National Museum of Scotland (NMoS), will even be[…]

  • ACE Grant Secured for Accessing Staffordshire Geology Project

    Mar 10, 2020 | 10:00 am

    Written by Glenn Roadley, Curator of Natural Science at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery has been successful in a bid to the Arts Council England Designation Development Fund, securing funding of £72,500 to catalogue and display its nationally significant geology collections. The collections[…]

  • News from the Sector – March

    Mar 4, 2020 | 10:31 am

    News from the Sector is a monthly blog series featuring the latest geological and palaeontological news, jobs, exhibitions, and conferences. If you or your institution has anything they would like to add, or advertise on GCG’s News from the Sector, please get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Conferences and Workshops The[…]

  • Orange is the New Green: Giving a Makeover to the Fossil Tree in the Garden of the Natural History Museum London

    Feb 26, 2020 | 12:00 pm

    Written by Lu Allington-Jones, Senior Conservator, Natural History Museum London Last year conservators cleaned the Craigleith fossil tree which stands in the east garden of the Natural History Museum (London, UK). The Specimen This 330 million year old fossil trunk is one of seven excavated from the Craigleith Quarry, near[…]