Mineralogy and Petrology: staff
Collections staff have varied research and curatorials interests, and maintain an active acquisition policy. Further details of their work are summarised below, and a list of selected publications is available to download.
Curator: Dr D. J. Waters MA DPhil
Assistant Curator: Miss M. T. Price BSc MSc
Hon. Research Associate: Mrs L. Cooke MA
Dr David Waters Curator, University research lecturer
Miss Monica Price Assistant curator
- Curatorial duties: cataloguing and conserving the collections; preparing museum displays; identifying mineral specimens, teaching curation methods to graduates entering museum careers and to amateur collectors.
- Research interests: topographic mineralogy; infrared spectroscopy as a mineral identification technique; research into the history of the Oxford mineral collections; techniques in geological curation.
- Current projects include: researching the history of the Corsi Collection of decorative stones; building up a library of infrared spectra for use in identification and research; preparing guidelines for the sources and uses of terminologies for museum geological collections.
Selected publications from the mineralogy and petrology collections (PDF, 29kB)
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