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Borrowing for research Te taurewa taonga mō te rangahau

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

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

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.

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