Curator of Collections Marc Wilson
Minerals, Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4080
Marc Wilson is the Collection Manager and Head of Minerals at Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, PA. The museum’s Hillman Hall of Minerals & Gems is considered one of the top three such exhibitions in the United States. He has been a Consulting Editor for Rocks & Minerals since 1998, and served on the Board of Directors for the Society of Mineral Museum Professionals 1996–1999. He was inducted into the National Rockhound and Lapidary Hall of Fame in 2001.
Wilson is a co-recipient of the Friends of Mineralogy Award of Merit and an EFMLS Honoree for the AFMS Scholarship Award. Wilson received his MS in geology/mineralogy (1979) and BS in geology (1975) from Michigan Technological University. His research on new techniques for mapping, remote sensing, and specimen analysis and curation have appeared in such publications as The Mineralogical Record, Rocks & Minerals, American Mineralogist, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, and Journal of Archeological Science.
Wilson was the lead organizer of the Carnegie Gem & Mineral Show, one of the largest and most successful such shows in the country, for all ten years of its existence. His extensive experience includes museum and specimen management of minerals, exhibit generation, organization of mineral symposia, mineralogical investigations of active and abandoned mine sites, and exploration & remote sensing.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, is ranked as one of the top five natural history museums in the country. The museum maintains, preserves, and interprets an extraordinary collection of 21 million objects and scientific specimens used to broaden understanding of evolution, conservation, and biodiversity. More information is available at www.carnegiemnh.org.
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