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Invertebrates Policies

The Field Museum's Division of Invertebrates is preparing for extensive research laboratory and collection space renovations that will take place over the next several months.

Therefore, from now until further notice, please postpone all new loan requests.  Visitor access to the collections will be limited and visitors are encouraged to schedule visits for dates after project completion.  If you would nevertheless like to visit us or have an “emergency” loan request, please contact us as early as possible and we will try to accommodate your schedule and needs.  However, please be aware that parts of the collection will be inaccessible for extended (and presently not entirely predictable) periods.

Should the completion of the renovation project shift considerably to an earlier or later date, we will circulate an update.

Our newly renovated research and collection areas will better serve our staff, visitors and training efforts by providing additional work space and research facilities, and much needed collection expansion space.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during the coming months.



To request a loan of specimens please first read the following policy document and then Contact the collection manager for direct assistance related to Invertebrate Zoology Collections.








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