Curator's News Archive

23 June 2017
Come along to Bath Festival of Nature in the Parade Gardens on Sunday 25th June and bring your unidentified fossil find, I and two colleagues from the University of Bath will do our best to help you understand what it is and how it lived. Also, several...
05 May 2017
Professor Malcolm Hart, Emeritus Professor at Plymouth University, visited BRLSI this week. On Thursday evening he gave a lecture to Bath Geological Society and on Friday morning he spent a few productive hours peering down a binocular microscope at...
12 January 2017
Our forthcoming exhibition, ‘Riches of the Earth’, will feature macro photographs of amazing mineral specimens from the BRLSI Collection. Sub-titled ‘The Beauty of Minerals’, this exhibition will explore the wonderful diversity of forms, colours, and...
01 December 2016
On the 24th November 2016 Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution Collections was awarded the status of Accredited Museum by The Arts Council of England. Matt Williams, our Collections Manager, reports that "The Accreditation Panel welcomed the...
11 October 2016
Amongst the, now famous, fossils of the Strawberry Bank Lagerstätte are a collection of cephalopod fossils, many of which contain the remains of their ink sac. Dr Jakob Vinther of the University of Bristol is sampling small portions of this ink from...
16 September 2016
Sometimes the work of managing the BRLSI’s collection is filled with discoveries and excitement, and sometimes it means poring over temperature and humidity charts and tweaking the settings of our dehumidifiers and heaters. In some ways the latter...
13 September 2016
A recent visit by Darren J. Mann, Head of Life Collections at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, left both he and the BRLSI Collections team very excited about our entomology collections. Darren, a coleopterist (beetle expert) by specialism,...
13 September 2016
The work of the BRLSI Collections workforce is not always visible, but every year volunteers put in thousands of hours of work into improving the care, documentation, and accessibility of our museum, library, and archive. After the re-launch of the BRLSI...
18 March 2014
  With the Crimean peninsula in the news every day, it has been difficult for us not to think of an earlier Crimean conflict: the Crimean War of 1854–1856. Then, as now, the root of the conflict was a Russian super power with an expansionist agenda;...
14 March 2014
A group of final year students in heritage and humanities subjects teamed up with second year BA (Hons) Graphic Communication students and No.1 Royal Crescent to create an iPad app using objects on loan from Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution...

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