Borrowing for research
Te taurewa taonga mō te rangahau

Contact our experts with a request for specimens to use in your research.

Contact our experts with a request for specimens to use in your research.

1. Plan ahead

Send your request at least one month before you require the material.

2. Prepare your documents

You will need:

  • a list of the specimens required
  • a brief description of your research project
  • details of your organisation, including a contact person
  • a DNA sampling application form, if required
  • a letter of support from your supervisor if you are a postgraduate student.

3. Contact the relevant expert

Send your documented request to the relevant curator or collection manager at Te Papa.

Our curators

Contact us

If you have questions about research loans, contact:

Jennifer Dalen, Registrar Science and Humanities Collections
Phone: +64 (0)4 381 7304
Email: JenniferD@tepapa.govt.nz