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Donating Materials

MVZ Policies, Guidelines and Procedures

The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ) welcomes donations of amphibians, reptiles, birds, bird eggs and nests, mammals and related materials. Acceptance of a donation is at the discretion of MVZ Curators.

  • Specimens -- May include preserved specimens and/or parts (e.g., tissue samples) as well as unpreserved material (e.g., frozen carcasses, live animals) that will be prepared by Museum Curators, curatorial staff, or students.
  • Related Materials -- Donations of images (digital or printed photographs or slides), sound recordings, field notes, and other natural history archival material. Materials must be connected to specimens or research projects.

Donated material and associated data will be made available for research, education, or public exhibit according to the mission and policies of the Museum and Regents, except by prior signed agreement between the donor and the Museum.

Monetary Donations

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