David Gelsthorpe

David Gelsthorpe
David Gelsthorpe

Curator of Earth Science Collections, The Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester

The Manchester Museum
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PL

E-mail: david.gelsthorpe@manchester.ac.uk, bursaries@natsca.org
Tel: 0161 3061601
Fax: 0161 2752676

I set up and manage NatSCA’s Bill Pettit Grant to support natural science projects including conservation, access and use of collections. Since 2011, we have given out more than £13,000. Alongside this, I have raised over £10,000 for NatSCA through organising trade stands and sponsorship. I also support the running of the NatSCA conference.

I am passionate about using collections to inspire people to take action on climate change, biodiversity loss and decolonisation. I am Curator of Earth Sciences at Manchester Museum, where I lead exhibitions, decolonisation work, teaching, public programmes and facilitate research on the collection. My specialism is palaeontology and historical geology, but enjoy all aspects of the geology collection at Manchester. I am a panel member for the Arts Council Accreditation committee, representing natural history and university museums.

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