Malacology

Malacology Services and Policies

As the Washington State Museum of Natural History and Culture, the Burke Museum offers the following public services through the Malacology Collection. If you don’t find a particular service or policy here, please contact the collections manager on the People and Contact page.

Specimen Loans

The Malacology Collection will lend specimens to qualified institutions for exhibition, education, or scholarly research. Specimens will not be loaned to individuals except under special circumstances and with the approval of the Burke Museum Director.

Loan requests are considered on a case-by-case basis and approval is contingent upon such considerations as the structural stability of the specimens; security; exhibition or research conditions at the borrowing facility; insurance, crating, transportation, length of exhibition or research, and requirements for courier service. For more information, please contact the collection manager on the People and Contact page.

Accessing the Collections

Access to the Malacology Collection is at the discretion of the curators and collections managers. Requests for access are considered on an individual basis. Access may be restricted or denied (for example, information restriction imposed by donor stipulation). For more information, please contact the collection manager on the People and Contact page.

Use of Specimen Images

The Burke Museum retains the sole copyright for its holdings and all images depicting its holdings. Photographic images that are in the care of or are the property of the Burke Museum, or photographs, photocopies, or artistic renderings of collection items that are in the care of or are the property of the Burke Museum may not be used for commercial purposes without specific written permission. For more information, please contact the collection manager on the People and Contact page.

Malacology volunteer opportunities

For information about current Malacology volunteer opportunities, visit the volunteering at the Burke page.

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