This blog is designed to give you a taste of what I do as Curator of Earth Science Collections at The Manchester Museum. The geology collection is full of exciting stories of ancient worlds and intrepid collectors.
I meet lots of interesting people who use the collection, from researchers to children and the issues I have to consider when managing the collection.
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I regularly get asked what my job involves and what I do day to day. Here are some of the main things I do:
- Public activities
Taking the collection out to communities, such as the Darwin festival
Leading and developing meet the expert sessions e.g. Geology A-level
- Student teaching and university research
Helping teach courses and working with researchers in the university
We run a free enquiry service for the public
We work with a range of fantastic volunteers who help with the collection and working with the public