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Specimen Loans

The Joseph Moore Museum welcomes visiting researchers to further study our extensive collections both independently and in cooperation with our own staff. In addition to in-house research we also strive to accommodate requests for loans or exchanges of data, samples, and specimens. Please review the following information in order to set up a visit and make the most of your time here at the museum.

To request a tissue sample or work in the collections:

  • A detailed description of your research project, including the authorizing institution

  • For students, include the name and contact information of the faculty advisor or supervising scientist. Include C.V.s for all involved. 

  • A timeline for all stages of research.

  • The estimated number and type of all specimens required.

  • A description of how the specimens from the JMM will be incorporated into the research (list of species/specimens, number needed, types of analyses, etc.) 

  • An explanation of funding available to complete the research

  • Please describe the plan for products of the research, including any leftover specimen, DNA, slide, samples, etc.

All inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Heather Lerner and may be sent electronically or via regular mail to: 

Heather Lerner
Director, Joseph Moore Museum
801 National Rd. W
Richmond, IN 47374 
or to: lernehe@earlham.edu

JMM may require additional information before responding, please be sure to include complete contact information

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