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When its doors opened on Wednesday 12th December 2012 the Dudley Museum and Art Gallery (DMAG) celebrated 100 years of geology being on display. For centuries geology has played an important role within the Dudley area and to the local community. According to current DMAG Keeper of Geology, Graham Worton, ‘The 100th anniversary will kick [...]
This weeks blog is an extract from the newsletter of the Black Country Geological Society entitled ’The Dudley Bug’ in which we have produced a special edition world exclusive report. Little has been known about this man of science…that is until now! Over the past few months we have tracked down the elusive Dr Fossil to explore his [...]
The Heritage Open Day tour of Wolverhampton Art Gallery was given in three parts, the first part was led by the Collections Manager, Rachel Lambert-Jones. Rachel took us down to the Resource Centre where they hold some of their stored collections of approximately 1800 objects including fine art, sculpture and their weird and wonderful items [...]
This is an extract from the newsletter of The ‘Black Country Geological Society‘, No. 201 June 2010. This was part of the regular section entitled ‘The Dudley Bug’ written by members Alison Roberts and Chris Broughton. Last summer a number of different research opportunities arose at Dudley Museum. They began last spring when Graham Worton spent a [...]
Graham Worton, the Keeper of Geology at Dudley Museum and Art Gallery, talks about trilobites and how they got their name. He talks about the famous ‘Dudley Bug’ Calymene blumenbachii and how it is one of the best fossils in the world.
Graham Worton, the Keeper of Geology at Dudley Museum and Art Gallery, talks about the various types of fossils. This includes the ones we can see with the naked eye including dinosaurs and trilobites (such as the famous ‘Dudley Bug’) as well as tiny microfossils which are hidden within rocks and can only be seen through a [...]