Staff profile: Ms Gayle Sutherland

Position title:
Mineralogy Collection
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I work as a Technical Officer in Geoscience (Mineralogy & Petrology) at the Australian Museum. My work involves assisting the Collection Manager with curation of the mineral, gem and rock collections.  This involves field work, identifications, registration and input to exhibitions. My specialisation is gemmology and, over the years, I have taken part in departmental research, spoken to a variety of audiences, written articles, and co-authored numerous scientific papers and a book, Gemstones & Minerals of Australia. I have participated in many Australian and overseas conferences on minerals and gemstones and assisted on tours for Museum Members.


• Bachelor of Arts, Queensland University
• Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies, Sydney University
• Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Australia
• Research Diploma of the Gemmological Association of Australia
• Diploma of Diamond Technology

Professional Memberships

Gemmological Association of Australia (NSW Branch)
Member of the Mineralogical Society of New South Wales