NatSCA are running a day on how to put on museum exhibitions. It’s at UCL on 22nd September.
Topics include:
  • Producing exhibition catalogues (Sophie Forgan, Captain Cook Memorial Museum)
  • Access considerations in museum displays (Euan's Guide - the disabled access review website and app)
  • Targeting and consulting audiences (Raphael Chanay, Natural History Museum)
  • Modern taxidermy display practise (Ebony Andrews, Calderdale Museums)
  • Labelling natural history objects (Jan Freedman, Plymouth Museums)
  • Attracting corporate sponsorship for exhibitions (Nick Marsden, Science Museum Group)
  • How to use living animals in museum displays (Michelle Davis, Horniman Museum)

The June 2017 edition of Geoscientist, published by the Geological Society of London, contains an article about the Geological Society ‘Students’ Instructional Tours" (On seeing the most rocks ). Many well-known names including Eric Robinson, Trevor D Ford, Derek Flynn and Geoff Tresise (Liverpool Museum). It is worth a read just to see how important geological fieldwork was.

We've posted a listing for a new "Preservation of Geological Collections" studentship in our jobs section!

65th Symposium for Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy
26th Symposium of Palaeontological Preparation and Conservation with the Geological Curators' Group

The third circular is now available for this year's SVPCA event in Birmingham, which is organised in conjunction with GCG. Registration and abstract submission is now open - follow the details in the circular.

The main SVPCA website is at for further information.

Roy Starkey writes:

The Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro has been awarded HLF funding to redevelop the Museum – this is great news. There is an online questionnaire asking for feedback from the public (but it has been poorly publicised and closes in a couple of weeks).

I have posted an article to generate / raise awareness and seek action from the mineralogical community to ensure that the mineral collection and Rashleigh Gallery are highlighted as important, and not degraded, or even lost, in the redevelopment.

You can read the full article here

Any readers who wish to further highlight the importance of the collection can e-mail the Director, Ian Wall, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.