Dr Sarah Long

Dr Sarah Long

Registrar

Department: Science Directorate
Division: Science Directorate
Contact: email
Phone: 0207 942 5712

Specialisms

Collections Audit, Collections Documentation, Collections Management, Collections Policy, Due Diligence, Exhibition and Research Loan Management, Legislation and Regulation of Museum Collections

Summary

I have worked at the Natural History Museum for over 20 years gaining practical experience in collections management in different roles. In my current position as the Museum's Registrar I have overall responsibility for writing the policies and procedures associated with the Museum's large and varied collection. I also manage the Museum's compliance with legislation associated with acquiring, borrowing, lending, displaying and disposing of the colletions; I also ensure the Museum's activities meet the standards required by the Museum Accreditation Scheme. My particular interests are in collections management and the legislation and regulation that affects the variety of collections held by the Museum which includes everything from art works to endangered species and diamonds to our humans ancestors.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, Imperial College, University of London, United Kingdom, 1995 - 2002

Employment history

Academic

Registrar, The Natural History Museum, Science Directorate, United Kingdom, 2013 - ongoing

Head of Palaeontology Collections, The Natural History Museum, Department of Palaeontology, United Kingdom, 2006 - 2013

Collections Manager, Molluscs and Brachiopods, The Natural History Museum, Department of Palaeontology, United Kingdom, 2002 - 2006

Curator of Brachiopods, The Natural History Museum, Department of Palaeontology, United Kingdom, 1992 - 2002

Highlighted publications

Long SL (2009) A Hidden Life: Creating a Life History from Museum Objects, In: Life Writing: The Spirit of the Age and the State of the Art, Jensen M, Jordan J (Eds). Cambridge Scholars Publishing : Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 238 pp. 76 - 86.

Angiolini L, Long SL (2008) The ENS Collection: A systematic study of brachiopods from the Lower Permian Vøringen Member, Kapp Starostin Formation, Spitsbergen.. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 120 : 75 - 103.

Harper DAT, Nielsen C, Long SL (2008) Brachiopods Fossil and Recent. Fossils and Strata. 54 : : 1 - 336.

Long SL, Donovan SK (2004) A relic of Lucas Barrett’s last dive.. Archives of Natural History, 31 : 44 - 49.

Publications

Angiolini L, Long SL, Davies L (2011) Revision of Sowerby’s species Spirifer bisulcatus, Spirifer pinguis and Spirifer rotundatus from the late Tournaisian-Visean of Great Britain.. Memoir of the Association of Australian Palaeontologists, 41 : 71 - 85.

Walters CN, Somerville ID, Stephenson MH, Cleal CJ, Long SL (2011) Biostratigraphy, In: A Revised Correlation of Carboniferous Rocks in the British Isles, Waters CN (Eds). Geological Society of London : 186.

Long SL (2009) A Hidden Life: Creating a Life History from Museum Objects, In: Life Writing: The Spirit of the Age and the State of the Art, Jensen M, Jordan J (Eds). Cambridge Scholars Publishing : Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 238 pp. 76 - 86.

Mackinnon DI, Long SL (2009) A New Species of the Recent Brachiopod Genus Shimodaia (Laqueoidea: Terebratulida) from the South China Sea. Paleontological Research, 13 (4) : 309 - 317. doi: 10.2517/1342-8144-13.4.309

Alvarez F, Brunton CHC, Long SL (2008) Megathyrididae loop: a simple complication. Fossils and Strata (Monographs), 54 : 289 - 298.

Alvarez F, Brunton CHC, Long SL (2008) Loop ultrastructure and development in Recent Megathiridoidea, with description of a new genus, Joania (type species Terebratula cordata Risso, 1826). Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Earth and Environmental Sciences, 98 : 391 - 403.

Angiolini L, Long SL (2008) The ENS Collection: A systematic study of brachiopods from the Lower Permian Vøringen Member, Kapp Starostin Formation, Spitsbergen.. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 120 : 75 - 103.

Bitner MA, Cohen BL, Long SL, Richer deForgesB, Saito M (2008) Gyrothyris williamsi sp. nov. and inter-relationships of some taxa from waters around New Zealand and the southern oceans (Rhynchonelliformes: Terebratelloidea). Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Earth and Environmental Sciences, 98 : 425 - 435.

Cohen BL, Long SL, Saito M (2008) Living craniids: preliminary molecular evidence of their inter-relationships. Fossils and Strata (Monographs), 54 : 283 - 287.

Harper DAT, Nielsen C, Long SL (2008) Brachiopods Fossil and Recent. Fossils and Strata. 54 : : 1 - 336.

Mackinnon DL, Hiller N, Long SL, Marshall BA (2008) Neoaemula, a new genus of platidiid brachiopod, with new observations on species referred to the Recent platidiid brachiopod genus Amphithyris Thomson. Fossils and Strata (Monographs), 54 : 321 - 331.

Motchurova-dekova N, Long S, Saito M (2008) Unravelling taxonomy of some Post-Palaeozoic rhynchonellides by using multiple techniques to investigate their internal morphology. Fossils and Strata (Monographs), 54 : 231 - 239.

Alvarez F, Brunton CHC, Long SL (2005) Megathyrididae loop: a simple complication.. Fifth International Brachiopod Congress, Copenhagen. Abstracts.,

Alvarez F, Long SL, Brunton CHC, Trigo JE (2005) Secondary shell layer of Novocrania, its fabric and canal system. 33.. Fifth International Brachiopod Congress, Copenhagen. Abstracts.,

Cohen BL, Long SL, Saito M (2005) Living craniids: molecular evidence for their inter-relationships. 11.. Fifth International Brachiopod Congress, Copenhagen. Abstracts.,

Harper DAT, Long SL, Mccorry M (2005) Fifth International Brachiopod Congress, Copenhagen. Abstracts.. Geological Survey of Denmark & Greenland, Copenhagen.,

Long SL, Brunton CHC (2005) The problematic cemented Devonian brachiopod Schuchertellopsis durbutensis Maillieux, 1939.. Geobios, 38(1) : 107 - 112.

Long SL, Harper DAT (2005) Davidson and King (1872) establish the trimerellids: unlikely collaborators on a remarkable non-articulated brachiopod group.. Fifth International Brachiopod Congress, Copenhagen. Abstracts., 42 - 43.

Mackinnon DI, Hiller N, Long SL, Marshall BA (2005) Neoaemula, a new genus of platidiid brachiopod, with new observations on species referred to the Recent platidiid brachiopod genus Amphithyris Thomson. Fifth International Brachiopod Congress, Copenhagen. Abstracts,

Mackinnon DL, Long SL, Owen EF (2008) New observations on loop morphology and systematic revision of the Antarctic Eocene Brachiopods 'Laqueus' cockburnensis Owen, 1980 and Laquethiris curiosa Bitner, 1996. Fossils and Strata (Monographs), 54 : 203 - 208.

Motchurova DekovaN, Long SL, Saito M (2005) The need to use complex techniques when investigating the internal morphology of some post Palaeozoic rhynchonellides.. Fifth International Brachiopod Congress, Copenhagen. Abstracts., 44 - 45.

Long SL, Donovan SK (2004) A relic of Lucas Barrett’s last dive.. Archives of Natural History, 31 : 44 - 49.

Long SL, Long AM, Woznicki E, Skipper J, Mcinery S (2004) The Festival of Fossils. The Natural History Museum,

Muir LA, Botting JP, Long SL, Fortey RA (2004) Sponging off the poriferans: complex Ordovician ecosystems reliant on spicule-rich sediments.. The Palaeontological Association 48th Annual Meeting. University of Lille. Abstracts with Programme. Palaeontological Association Newsletter, 57 : 169 - 170.

Long SL, Taylor PD, Baker S, Cooper J (2003) Some early collectors and collections of fossil sponges represented in The Natural History Museum, London. The Geological Curator, 7(10) : 353 - 362.

Logan A, Long SL (2001) Shell morphology and geographical distribution of Neocrania species (Brachiopoda, Recent) in the eastern North Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea.. Brunton CHC, Cocks LRM, Long SL (Eds). Brachiopods past and present. The Systematics Association Special Volume Series 71 - 79.

Mackinnon DI, Long SL (2000) Terebratula californiana Küster, 1844, and an appraisal of west coast North American brachiopod species referred to the genus Laqueus Dall, 1870.. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, Geology Series, 56 : 85 - 90.

Williams A, Cohen BL, Cusack M, Long SL (2000) Provenance of Atlantic lingulid brachiopods.. Palaeontology, 43 : 999 - 1018.

Contributed Publications

Clegg M, Long SL (2015) The Natural History Museum and Human Remains., In: Heritage, Ancestry and Law, Redmond-Cooper R (Eds). Institute of Art and Law : 104 - 113.

Clegg M, Long SL (2015) Heritage, Ancestry and Law, In: Heritage, Ancestry and Law, Redmond-Cooper R (Eds). null : 256.

Introduction

Summary

I have worked at the Natural History Museum for over 20 years gaining practical experience in collections management in different roles. In my current position as the Museum's Registrar I have overall responsibility for writing the policies and procedures associated with the Museum's large and varied collection. I also manage the Museum's compliance with legislation associated with acquiring, borrowing, lending, displaying and disposing of the colletions; I also ensure the Museum's activities meet the standards required by the Museum Accreditation Scheme. My particular interests are in collections management and the legislation and regulation that affects the variety of collections held by the Museum which includes everything from art works to endangered species and diamonds to our humans ancestors.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, Imperial College, University of London, United Kingdom, 1995 - 2002

Employment history

Academic

Registrar, The Natural History Museum, Science Directorate, United Kingdom, 2013 - ongoing

Head of Palaeontology Collections, The Natural History Museum, Department of Palaeontology, United Kingdom, 2006 - 2013

Collections Manager, Molluscs and Brachiopods, The Natural History Museum, Department of Palaeontology, United Kingdom, 2002 - 2006

Curator of Brachiopods, The Natural History Museum, Department of Palaeontology, United Kingdom, 1992 - 2002

Highlighted publications

Long SL (2009) A Hidden Life: Creating a Life History from Museum Objects, In: Life Writing: The Spirit of the Age and the State of the Art, Jensen M, Jordan J (Eds). Cambridge Scholars Publishing : Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 238 pp. 76 - 86.

Angiolini L, Long SL (2008) The ENS Collection: A systematic study of brachiopods from the Lower Permian Vøringen Member, Kapp Starostin Formation, Spitsbergen.. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 120 : 75 - 103.

Harper DAT, Nielsen C, Long SL (2008) Brachiopods Fossil and Recent. Fossils and Strata. 54 : : 1 - 336.

Long SL, Donovan SK (2004) A relic of Lucas Barrett’s last dive.. Archives of Natural History, 31 : 44 - 49.

Publications

Publications

Angiolini L, Long SL, Davies L (2011) Revision of Sowerby’s species Spirifer bisulcatus, Spirifer pinguis and Spirifer rotundatus from the late Tournaisian-Visean of Great Britain.. Memoir of the Association of Australian Palaeontologists, 41 : 71 - 85.

Walters CN, Somerville ID, Stephenson MH, Cleal CJ, Long SL (2011) Biostratigraphy, In: A Revised Correlation of Carboniferous Rocks in the British Isles, Waters CN (Eds). Geological Society of London : 186.

Long SL (2009) A Hidden Life: Creating a Life History from Museum Objects, In: Life Writing: The Spirit of the Age and the State of the Art, Jensen M, Jordan J (Eds). Cambridge Scholars Publishing : Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 238 pp. 76 - 86.

Mackinnon DI, Long SL (2009) A New Species of the Recent Brachiopod Genus Shimodaia (Laqueoidea: Terebratulida) from the South China Sea. Paleontological Research, 13 (4) : 309 - 317. doi: 10.2517/1342-8144-13.4.309

Alvarez F, Brunton CHC, Long SL (2008) Megathyrididae loop: a simple complication. Fossils and Strata (Monographs), 54 : 289 - 298.

Alvarez F, Brunton CHC, Long SL (2008) Loop ultrastructure and development in Recent Megathiridoidea, with description of a new genus, Joania (type species Terebratula cordata Risso, 1826). Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Earth and Environmental Sciences, 98 : 391 - 403.

Angiolini L, Long SL (2008) The ENS Collection: A systematic study of brachiopods from the Lower Permian Vøringen Member, Kapp Starostin Formation, Spitsbergen.. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 120 : 75 - 103.

Bitner MA, Cohen BL, Long SL, Richer deForgesB, Saito M (2008) Gyrothyris williamsi sp. nov. and inter-relationships of some taxa from waters around New Zealand and the southern oceans (Rhynchonelliformes: Terebratelloidea). Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Earth and Environmental Sciences, 98 : 425 - 435.

Cohen BL, Long SL, Saito M (2008) Living craniids: preliminary molecular evidence of their inter-relationships. Fossils and Strata (Monographs), 54 : 283 - 287.

Harper DAT, Nielsen C, Long SL (2008) Brachiopods Fossil and Recent. Fossils and Strata. 54 : : 1 - 336.

Mackinnon DL, Hiller N, Long SL, Marshall BA (2008) Neoaemula, a new genus of platidiid brachiopod, with new observations on species referred to the Recent platidiid brachiopod genus Amphithyris Thomson. Fossils and Strata (Monographs), 54 : 321 - 331.

Motchurova-dekova N, Long S, Saito M (2008) Unravelling taxonomy of some Post-Palaeozoic rhynchonellides by using multiple techniques to investigate their internal morphology. Fossils and Strata (Monographs), 54 : 231 - 239.

Alvarez F, Brunton CHC, Long SL (2005) Megathyrididae loop: a simple complication.. Fifth International Brachiopod Congress, Copenhagen. Abstracts.,

Alvarez F, Long SL, Brunton CHC, Trigo JE (2005) Secondary shell layer of Novocrania, its fabric and canal system. 33.. Fifth International Brachiopod Congress, Copenhagen. Abstracts.,

Cohen BL, Long SL, Saito M (2005) Living craniids: molecular evidence for their inter-relationships. 11.. Fifth International Brachiopod Congress, Copenhagen. Abstracts.,

Harper DAT, Long SL, Mccorry M (2005) Fifth International Brachiopod Congress, Copenhagen. Abstracts.. Geological Survey of Denmark & Greenland, Copenhagen.,

Long SL, Brunton CHC (2005) The problematic cemented Devonian brachiopod Schuchertellopsis durbutensis Maillieux, 1939.. Geobios, 38(1) : 107 - 112.

Long SL, Harper DAT (2005) Davidson and King (1872) establish the trimerellids: unlikely collaborators on a remarkable non-articulated brachiopod group.. Fifth International Brachiopod Congress, Copenhagen. Abstracts., 42 - 43.

Mackinnon DI, Hiller N, Long SL, Marshall BA (2005) Neoaemula, a new genus of platidiid brachiopod, with new observations on species referred to the Recent platidiid brachiopod genus Amphithyris Thomson. Fifth International Brachiopod Congress, Copenhagen. Abstracts,

Mackinnon DL, Long SL, Owen EF (2008) New observations on loop morphology and systematic revision of the Antarctic Eocene Brachiopods 'Laqueus' cockburnensis Owen, 1980 and Laquethiris curiosa Bitner, 1996. Fossils and Strata (Monographs), 54 : 203 - 208.

Motchurova DekovaN, Long SL, Saito M (2005) The need to use complex techniques when investigating the internal morphology of some post Palaeozoic rhynchonellides.. Fifth International Brachiopod Congress, Copenhagen. Abstracts., 44 - 45.

Long SL, Donovan SK (2004) A relic of Lucas Barrett’s last dive.. Archives of Natural History, 31 : 44 - 49.

Long SL, Long AM, Woznicki E, Skipper J, Mcinery S (2004) The Festival of Fossils. The Natural History Museum,

Muir LA, Botting JP, Long SL, Fortey RA (2004) Sponging off the poriferans: complex Ordovician ecosystems reliant on spicule-rich sediments.. The Palaeontological Association 48th Annual Meeting. University of Lille. Abstracts with Programme. Palaeontological Association Newsletter, 57 : 169 - 170.

Long SL, Taylor PD, Baker S, Cooper J (2003) Some early collectors and collections of fossil sponges represented in The Natural History Museum, London. The Geological Curator, 7(10) : 353 - 362.

Logan A, Long SL (2001) Shell morphology and geographical distribution of Neocrania species (Brachiopoda, Recent) in the eastern North Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea.. Brunton CHC, Cocks LRM, Long SL (Eds). Brachiopods past and present. The Systematics Association Special Volume Series 71 - 79.

Mackinnon DI, Long SL (2000) Terebratula californiana Küster, 1844, and an appraisal of west coast North American brachiopod species referred to the genus Laqueus Dall, 1870.. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, Geology Series, 56 : 85 - 90.

Williams A, Cohen BL, Cusack M, Long SL (2000) Provenance of Atlantic lingulid brachiopods.. Palaeontology, 43 : 999 - 1018.

Contributed Publications

Clegg M, Long SL (2015) The Natural History Museum and Human Remains., In: Heritage, Ancestry and Law, Redmond-Cooper R (Eds). Institute of Art and Law : 104 - 113.

Clegg M, Long SL (2015) Heritage, Ancestry and Law, In: Heritage, Ancestry and Law, Redmond-Cooper R (Eds). null : 256.