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. 

The blog is managed by Emma Nicholls, Senior Curator of Natural Sciences at The Horniman Museum, in London. 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 – January

    Feb 3, 2023 | 10:49 am

    Happy New Year to you all. January’s News from the Sector is coming from GCG’s new blog editor, Rob Theodore. I am picking up from the wonderful work our new Chair, Emma Nicholls, has been doing over the past few years, and I hope to continue her excellent efforts. I’m[…]

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  • Super Symposium September – One Month, Four Conferences, Four Collections Visits, and a Fossil Festival!

    Dec 14, 2022 | 11:06 am

    Written by © Meghan Jenkinson, PhD Student and GCG Committee Member September was truly an incredibly rewarding and inspiring month for a relatively average palaeontologist such as myself. I took a deep dive into the collections of several culturally significant but scientifically underrepresented museums, and also visited some nationally beloved[…]

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  • A Guide to Searching for and using DOI’s in Geological Curator Journal

    Nov 29, 2022 | 10:03 am

    Simon Harris, GCG Webmaster and Collections Conservation and Digitisation Manager at British Geological Survey, Keyworth UK As part of an ongoing drive to ensure Geological Curator is the best journal it can be for people working with geoscience collections, we have put large amounts of work into indexing past editions[…]

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  • News from the Sector – November

    Nov 25, 2022 | 14:59 pm

    The Geological Curators Group has teamed up with The Society of Mineral Museum Professionals (SMMP) to host a one day conference online, Uniting Earth Science Collections, on 1st December 2022. The GCG’s AGM will take place between the two sessions. For further information and details on how to register, please[…]

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  • Persisting with Identifiers: The Geological Curator Journal gets DOIs

    Nov 10, 2022 | 10:00 am

    By Lu Allington-Jones, GCG Journal Editor and Senior Conservator at the Natural History Museum, London UK, and Simon Harris, GCG Webmaster and Collections Conservation and Digitisation Manager at British Geological Survey, Keyworth UK We are very proud to announce that the back catalogue of papers published in the Geological Curator[…]

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