NatSCA Digital Digest

Greater one horned rhino (© E-L Nicholls)

Greater one horned rhino (© E-L Nicholls)


Our very own Paolo Viscardi has moved to the inner belly of London to join the team at the Grant Museum of Zoology as their fourteenth Curator. This shift will at some point inevitably create a faunal interchange of curators amongst the natural sciences collections of the world, so keep your ears to the ground future Deputy Keepers of Natural History


Last weekend was the Festival of Geology, always a great weekend full of fossils, rocks and geeky conversations. If anyone who went would like to write a short piece for the NatSCA blog, do get in touch via our normal email address We do love a good write up!


If you live near or are visiting Gloucester anytime this month, the previously mentioned 2015 British Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition has been extended until the 29th November. Located at the Nature in Art collection.

Around the Web

As you probably all know, it was the Museums Association Conference and Exhibition last week. I know a few people who attended this year and have heard great things, so if you missed it too and would like to view some highlights, check out the MA’s archive of the event here.

Despite Mark Carnall having left the Grant Museum of Zoology at UCL for the heavier-on-dinosaurs but lighter-on-quaggas Oxford University Museum of Natural History, his ever entertaining blog series Underwhelming Fossil Fish of the Month continues. Well, thank goodness for that. If you’ve not had the delight before, this blog is a shining example of how to use the unused-for-good-reason areas of your collections.

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