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Deborah Cassey
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Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 5BD

Biography

Employment history

2009 -                       Curator of Meteorites, Natural History Museum

2007 - 2009             Geoarchaeologist/Environmental Processor
                                   MoLA Museum of London Archaeology

2007                          Education Volunteer, ZSL London Zoo

2000 - 2006             Various roles, Natural History Museum

  • Temporary meteorites curator, Department of Mineralogy
  • Cockayne Website Project/Digital Curator, Department of Entomology
  • Secretarial Assistant, Meteorites, Department of Mineralogy
  • Assistant, Building Refurbishment Project (BURP)
  • Freelance work, Linnaean Society, Department of Entomology
  • Research Assistant, Flora-for-Fauna, Department of Botany
  • Voluntary Curator, Department of Palaeontology

2000                        Kingston University Careers Service

1998-1999             Earth Scientist, Mitchell McFarlane and Partners Limited

Qualifications

1998    BSc (Hons) (2.1) Earth Science, Kingston University

Curation

Collections

As meteorites curator I am responsible for auditing the meteorite collection, including:

  • weighing all samples
  • recording the historical scientific use of each sample
  • documenting information on the 4,802 registered items and associated fragments into EMu Collections Management System database
  • producing digital photographs of all samples and preparations

Other duties include hosting visitors to the meteorite collection, arranging loans and participating in outreach events; Science Uncovered, Fossil Festival, Museum Schools Day & Stargazing Live. I also helped with organisation of the MetSoc 2011 and ToScA 2013 conferences.

Publications

2011
  • D J Cassey, D A Smith and C L Smith ( 2011 ) Natural History Museum (London) Meteorite
    Collection Digitisation Project, 74th Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting . Abstract #5334