Policies & Procedures

Multiple policies within the MCZ are museum-wide and encompass all the departments. These procedures address common elements, objectives and goals across the ten research collections. 
Individual collections may also have departmental policies that are focused on discipline-specific concerns including protocols based on their particular holdings.

Non-Harvard personnel (including volunteers and interns) using Harvard research, laboratory or collection facilities are required to register pertinent information.  This data is acquired by filling out two forms, the Acknowledgement of Risk and Release and Emergency Contact Information.  These documents are kept on file in OEB Administration.  Minors require a special form allowing for parental or guardian approval.

For more information, please read the MCZ Collection Management Policy which was prepared in 1996 by the Curatorial Associates, and reviewed and approved by the Director in conjunction with the Faculty-Curators.