Works on the Collection:
Some research has been done on the Rocks and Minerals Collection by a few students.
For example, Maya Stefanelli ‘21 compiled interesting fact sheets:
If you are interested in the intersection between geology and art, you can use this activity guide developed by Rana Gahwagy ’22 that connects Smith College Museum of Art to the Rocks and Minerals Collection:
More in-depth information on the collection was compiled by Audrey Trossen’ 18 for her thesis (ask Prof. Bosiljka for access permission).
how-to guides and standards
This page has a couple of compiled guidelines and how-to tutorials that are helpful to read through if you are interested in helping with the collection or interested in collection management in general.
We aim for the Rocks and Minerals Collection and the teaching collection to be accessible and up to standards. Some of the recommended standards for small collections include:
Guide on how to clean the specimens:
Guide on how to photograph the specimens:
Guide on how to add labels on specimens:
Guide on how to add entries to the database: