Loans and Donations
Current Operating Status
Loan requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Please note that due to limited staff availability and a high volume of requests, we may not be able to accommodate your request, or it may be postponed to a later date. Our Collections Management team will review and work with you directly about specific details and expected timeline. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we navigate this transitionary period.
We are sincerely grateful for your interest in the Paleobiology collections. Please continue to check our site for updates to provided collections services. If you have any questions, please email Paleodept@si.edu.
The Department of Paleobiology is currently reviewing its loan policy. For collections-related questions such as borrowing, lending or donating specimens for purposes of scientific study, please contact applicable collections staff:
- Vertebrate Paleontology: Amanda Millhouse (Deputy Collections Manager) - VertPaleoCollections@si.edu
- Invertebrate Paleontology and Micropaleontology: Nicholas Drew (Collections Assistant) - InvertPaleoCollections@si.edu
- Paleobotany and Sediments: Jonathan Wingerath (Deputy Collections Manager) - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Registration: Jessie Nakano (Department Registrar) - email@example.com
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