Tag Archives: Geology

11 questions to a museum blogger for #MuseumWeek

I have been nominated by Claire Miles, HLF trainee curator in Natural History at the Manchester Museum (read her blog HERE) to answer 11 questions about being a museum blogger, a chain blog started during #MuseumWeek on Twitter. So, here … Continue reading

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Moving on up: Secrets of the successful museum career. #MOU2014

On February 6th, I had the amazing opportunity, thanks to Museum Development North West, to attend the Museum Association’s ‘Moving on up: Secrets of the successful museum career’ (MOU) event held at Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). Luckily for … Continue reading

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Find it Friday! – Week 34.

A few months ago I wrote an article for Stockport & District Heritage Magazine. Being in a curatorial role and currently part of Stockport’s collection team I took this opportunity to explore one of my favourite pieces in the collection with a history … Continue reading

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Find it Friday! – Week 26.

On Monday and Tuesday I attended the Museums Association annual conference held in Liverpool. Over the course of these two days I attended ten seminars and lectures addressing various aspects of museum life. One of these lectures was entitled ‘Dead Zoos‘. Dead … Continue reading

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The Final instalment of Vernon Park.

On the 29th of July I started a project that, if you have read earlier posts or if you follow me on twitter you will know, I have been talking about constantly since I began, and this will not be … Continue reading

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Records, Powerpoints and the most photographed woman in the world.

The past couple of weeks its been all minerals here, and I can’t deny that I love it. I am in the very final stages of getting the Vernon Park Natural History collection compleated and this excites me so. Not … Continue reading

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Find it Friday! – Week 21.

This week is Earth Science Week so I thought in celebration of this for this weeks Find it Friday object I would do a geological item, essentially, a piece of the earth! However, as a geology graduate I seem to have been … Continue reading

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Find it Friday! – Week 19.

For this week’s Find it Friday we are not only going to venture in to the collection, but also deep into the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. This is the extrusive igneous rock, Obsidian. Obsidian is formed when silica rich lava cools … Continue reading

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Find it Friday! – Week 18.

Earlier this week I heard (probably somewhere on Twitter actually) someone say that as a child they suffered from Marie Curie syndrome, of which I was hugely concerned about, after all, we all know the ill fate of Curie, this syndrome … Continue reading

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Find it Friday! – Week 14.

As most of my time recently has been spent sorting through the Vernon Park Natural History collection, mentioned in various previous posts now, and since the bulk of that has been Geology in one form or another up to now, … Continue reading

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