Dublin, Ireland. 14th - 15th November 2017

 

The GCG committee wish to invite you to our forthcoming seminar on ‘Making the most of a move’ which will be held on the 14th and 15th November at National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin, Ireland. We now have a packed and very interesting programme for the two days, but there is still opportunity to bring along a poster related to the theme of the meeting - please let us know if you have one you'd like to bring.

 

For more information and to book head to our AGM pages


Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Geological Curators' Group

Notice is hereby given that the 44th Annual General Meeting of the Geological Curators’ Group will be held at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin, Ireland on Tuesday 14th November 2017 at 4pm. All Committee posts (except Chair) are renewed annually. Nominations for the posts of Committee Members must be made by two members of the Group and submitted in writing or by email to the Secretary, Sarah King (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), by 24th October 2017. Items proposed for inclusion on the Agenda should be submitted to the Secretary as above.

 


Image credits: Collins Barracks: By self (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons | Natural History Museum: By MrFinland (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons | Trinity College: By Eric Jones [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Making the most of a move

The GCG Winter seminar and 44th AGM is scheduled for 14th-15th November 2017, Dublin!

At some stage most curators will be faced with a big move or reorganising of a collections in some way. Often this is the result of strategic museum needs, and is not undertaken in the way we, as curators, would choose to do the job. Whether you are a single curator moving one room or a large team in a National museum, the aim must be to ensure that the collections are better off at the end of the job. Here, we share practical knowledge from experienced movers, to help others avoid pitfalls and hard lessons.

Download the first circular here.

 

Notice is hereby given that the 44th Annual General Meeting of the Geological Curators’ Group will be held at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin, Ireland on Tuesday 14th November 2017 at 4pm. All Committee posts (except Chair) are renewed annually. Nominations for the posts of Committee Members must be made by two members of the Group and submitted in writing or by email to the Secretary, Sarah King (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), by 24th October 2017. Items proposed for inclusion on the Agenda should be submitted to the Secretary as above.

A description of committee roles can be obtained from the Secretary.

 

Matthew Parkes, "our man in Dublin", has put together some notes on how best to get to Dublin, how to get around when there, and where to stay and eat. You can download them here.

If you will be staying around after the talks on Tuesday for our AGM - and we encourage you to do so, as it is your opportunity to put your suggestions and questions to the committee - then we have made our reports and minutes available in advance at the link below. If possible please download and bring a copy with you, either on paper or on your phone/tablet. We are trying to reduce costs as well as wastage, and we hope this will prevent us having to dispose of large amounts of paper after the meeting. 

GCG are pleased to announce that bookings are now open for our winter seminar and 44th AGM in Dublin on 14th-15th November. As usual there is a preferential booking rate available for members, so now is an ideal time to consider joining us. As an added bonus, any new subscriptions taken out from 1st October 2017 will gain three months extra, to the end of 2018. 

'Making the most of a move' - programme updated

To book, please download the paper booking forms and follow the instructions, or you can use our new online booking system

 

Download booking form (Word / PDF)

or

GCG AGM and Seminar 2017 Online booking