This blog is an ongoing documentation of collections management activities with the Museum of Geology, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, in Rapid City. The Museum houses several collections including Recent and fossil vertebrates, invertebrates, plants, protists, and associated archival material. Ongoing efforts are currently funded by grants from the Institute for Museum and Library Services and the National Science Foundation.
We will be focusing specifically on student-driven activities as they comprise the bulk of our workforce. Much of what we will accomplish would not be possible without their dedication and support. Content will be based on student experiences and input.
The title of this blog is from the book, “The Museum of Innocence” by Turkish author Orham Pamuk. “Real museums are places where time is transformed into space.”
Laurie Anderson, Director
Sally Shelton, Associate Director
Samantha Hustoft, Program Assistant
Christina Belanger, Curator of Micropaleontology
James Fox, Curator of Invertebrates
James Martin, Emeritus Executive Curator
Darrin Pagnac, Curator of Vertebrates
Colin Paterson, Curator of Mineralogy
Maribeth Price, Curator of Maps