Mrs Robin Hansen

Mrs Robin Hansen

Curator

Department: Earth Sciences
Division: ES Mineral and Planetary Sciences Division
Phone: +44 020 7942 6014

Mineralogy Collections

Christopher MillerHelena TomanMichael RumseyNatasha Almeida, Robin Hansen, Stephen Stukins

Specialisms

Gemmology, Mineralogy

Summary

With a love of minerals, gemstones and geology I am excited to have joined the NHM as a Curator in Mineralogy, and to be working with this amazing collections of 185,000 specimens. I have studied both geology and gemmology (winning five awards from the Gemmological Association of Great Britian), and have 10 years' experience in the private mineral collector world. My interests lie in gems and pegmatite minerals. My role at the museum includes care and management of the mineral and gem collections, facilitating scientific visitors and researchers access to the collection, assisting with acquisitions, and to help bring the specimens and information about them to the public so that everyone can enjoy and benefit from this magnificent collection.

Qualifications

Degrees

Diploma of Gemmology, Gemmological Association of Great Britain, United Kingdom, 2010 - 2011

Foundations in Gemmology, Gemmological Association of Great Britain, United Kingdom, 2009 - 2010

Honours in Geology, Curtin University of Technology, Australia, 1998 - 1998

Bachelor of Science, Multidisciplinary Science (Major: Geology, Minor: Geographic Information Systems), Curtin University of Technology, Australia, 1994 - 1997

Employment history

Academic

Curator, Natural History Museum, Earth Sciences, United Kingdom, 2015 - ongoing

Non-academic

Mineralogical Assistant, Kristalle, 2014 - 2015

Mineralogical Sales Manager, Kristalle and Crystal Classics, 2005 - 2014

Exploration Geologist, Robe River Mining Company Pty Ltd, 1999 - 2002

Fellowships

Fellow of The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (FGA), Gemmological Assocation of Great Britain, 2011 - on going.

Memberships

Member, Geological Curators Group, 2015 - on going.

Member, Society of Mineral Museum Professionals, 2015 - on going.

Introduction

Summary

With a love of minerals, gemstones and geology I am excited to have joined the NHM as a Curator in Mineralogy, and to be working with this amazing collections of 185,000 specimens. I have studied both geology and gemmology (winning five awards from the Gemmological Association of Great Britian), and have 10 years' experience in the private mineral collector world. My interests lie in gems and pegmatite minerals. My role at the museum includes care and management of the mineral and gem collections, facilitating scientific visitors and researchers access to the collection, assisting with acquisitions, and to help bring the specimens and information about them to the public so that everyone can enjoy and benefit from this magnificent collection.

Qualifications

Degrees

Diploma of Gemmology, Gemmological Association of Great Britain, United Kingdom, 2010 - 2011

Foundations in Gemmology, Gemmological Association of Great Britain, United Kingdom, 2009 - 2010

Honours in Geology, Curtin University of Technology, Australia, 1998 - 1998

Bachelor of Science, Multidisciplinary Science (Major: Geology, Minor: Geographic Information Systems), Curtin University of Technology, Australia, 1994 - 1997

Employment history

Academic

Curator, Natural History Museum, Earth Sciences, United Kingdom, 2015 - ongoing

Non-academic

Mineralogical Assistant, Kristalle, 2014 - 2015

Mineralogical Sales Manager, Kristalle and Crystal Classics, 2005 - 2014

Exploration Geologist, Robe River Mining Company Pty Ltd, 1999 - 2002

Professional activities

Fellowships

Fellow of The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (FGA), Gemmological Assocation of Great Britain, 2011 - on going.

Memberships

Member, Geological Curators Group, 2015 - on going.

Member, Society of Mineral Museum Professionals, 2015 - on going.