The Joseph Moore Museum's collections are vital assets for the Earlham College community and the Wayne County region. The collections provide experiential learning opportunities for students and support for faculty. Courses from all divisions on campus use our exhibits and collections (e.g. Ecological Biology, Biodiversity, History of the Ancient Mediterranean, Natural History Museum Curation, Drawing I, Photography, Vertebrate Zoology, French 102). More than 300 college students come to the museum in their classes or use our collections in their courses each year.
The Bird, Mammal, and Herpetology Collections are now available online. Contact us for login information.
Museums around the world are working together to make data from specimens readily available to scientists and the general public. In 2014 JMM received a three year grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to digitize our bird, mammal, and herpetology collections. Some of the data in our collections are sensitive; access to the database at this time is by request only. If you are interested, please contact Collections Manager, Ann-Eliza Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will be happy to provide login information for research. We are working with VertNet, an NSF-funded collaborative project that makes biodiversity data free and available on the web, to include our collection in this vital data portal so that it is more widely accessible.