cartoon image of aeroplane"The GCG World Tour"

Due to the ongoing COVID19 situation in the UK, the 48th AGM of the group was held virtually on 30th November 2021. We again used online voting systems to record votes during the meeting. 

As well as the AGM, attendees enjoyed four short talks covering pyrite disease, mineral collections, geolocation and conservation. These were recorded and made available for the benefit of the membership who could not attend the meeting at the advertised time. 

Additionally, a short EGM (Extraordinary General Meeting) had been held on 12th January 2021 to ensure that changes made to the existing constitution to enable a conversion to CIO status could be made. The minutes of this were also approved during this meeting

"The Lockdown Edition"

Due to the second National COVID19 lockdown in the UK, the 47th AGM of the group was held virtually on 30th November 2020. This was the first time that we used online voting systems to record votes during the meeting. 

As well as the AGM, attendees enjoyed two short talks entitled "3D imaging of rocks and beyond" and "Rocking the Boat: geological collections and social change". Due to the virtual format, it was possible for many more of our members from overseas to attend, many of whom we do not see at our traditional events. 

How can we make our precious collections available to researchers?

The 46th AGM of the Geological Curators' Group was held on 10th December at the The Sedgwick Museum, University of Cambridge. The following day, delegates visited the new Collections Research Centre and the collections of The British Antarctic Survey. 

Inspiring Volunteers | Promoting Collections

The 45th AGM of the Geological Curators Group was held at the National Museum Cardiff on the 4th and 5th December 2018. The annual report for the year can be downloaded below:

Making the most of a move

The 44th AGM of the Geological Curators Group was held at The National Museum of Ireland (Decorative Arts and History), Collins Barracks, Dublin, Ireland, on 14th November 2017.

The following documents are available to download:

From the shore...to the store. The ethics of UK fossil collecting

The 43rd AGM of the Geological Curators Group was held on 6th December 2016 at the M-shed, Bristol. On the second day, attendees enjoyed a visit to Redcliffe Caves and a behind-the-scenes tour of the geology stores at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery.

A review of the meeting was published in Coprolite 81 - March 2017 and the minutes were published in Geological Curator 10(9)

Not just rocks in the cupboard: communicating geoscience through collections

The 42nd AGM of the Geological Curators Group was held on 1st December 2015 at the Natural History Museum, London. The following day, delegates met at The Crystal Palace, Sydenham, for a tour of the famous dinosaurs in the grounds. 

A review of the meeting was published in Coprolite 78 - March 2016

The report and accounts were published in Geological Curator 10(8)

Writing Effective Grant Proposals

The 41st AGM of the Geological Curators Group was held on 2nd December 2014 at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, followed by a field trip the next day to Dudley Museum and a canal boat trip to the limestone caverns below the town.

The report and accounts were published in Geological Curator 10(8)

The 40th AGM of the Geological Curators' Group was held on 3rd December 2013 in Canterbury. 

The report and accounts were published in Geological Curator 10(3)

The 39th AGM of the Geological Curators' Group was held on 4th December 2012 at New Walk Museum, Leicester. 

The report and accounts were published in Geological Curator 10(1)