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 Isla Gladstone, who works at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery as well as being co-opted onto our committee as NatSCA rep. 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

  • News from the Sector – October

    Oct 17, 2018 | 11:02 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 Just[…]

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  • So You Think You Want to Write a Book?

    Oct 2, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Written by Roy Starkey, author of Minerals of the English Midlands. Probably many people harbour a desire to write a book but how many of them follow through on this aspiration?  What are the issues to be addressed, and the hurdles to be overcome? GCG member Roy Starkey provides a[…]

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  • The GCG Website – A Potted History

    Sep 25, 2018 | 10:00 am

    Written by Simon Harris, Web Officer for the Geological Curators’ Group In this post, we will be looking back into the history of the Geological Curators’ Group website, and the implications it has had on the development of the group. If the words “Netscape Navigator” or “486DX33” mean anything to[…]

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  • News from the Sector – September

    Sep 11, 2018 | 12:00 pm

    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 Next[…]

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  • Behind the Scenes of the Hidden Gems Exhibition, National Museum of Scotland

    Sep 5, 2018 | 11:00 am

    Written by Dr Rachel Walcott, Principal Curator, Earth Systems at National Museums Scotland. One of the jobs of a curator is to help prepare exhibitions. Some exhibitions are on topics that have evolved over years whilst others are opportunities that suddenly emerge. In a big organisation such as National Museums Scotland, delivering[…]

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