Requests to borrow MCZ specimens for exhibit purposes are coordinated through MCZ Collections Operations as well as the pertinent MCZ collection.
For consideration of an exhibit proposal, please review the MCZ exhibit loan procedures for standard requirements. In addition, the MCZ Exhibition Loan agreement is subject to a standard, best-practice set of conditions and may include specialized concerns set by the relevant collection(s).
For more information on MCZ Exhibition Loans, contact MCZ Collections Operations.
Requests to borrow MCZ museum specimens for research should be made to the appropriate departmental collection:
Entomology Herpetology Ichthyology Invertebrate Paleontology Invertebrate Zoology Malacology Mammalogy Ornithology Vertebrate Paleontology
Some MCZ researchers utilize live animals in their research and have occasionally loaned live animals for breeding purposes. These loans involve possessory and use rights during the duration of the contract. For more information on the MCZ Breeding Loan agreement, contact MCZ Collections Operations.