Using Museum Resources for Research
Qualified researchers and educators may request loans from the
museum. The museum can also facilitate incoming loans to
the museum from other institutions. The museum has established
policy establishing procedures and guidelines for requesting
Visits to the Collection:
For use of specimens in the Museum, please telephone (608) 262-3766
so the registrar can arrange a work space and make available
the needed specimens. Planning ahead for such use is requested,
since numerous courses are scheduled for specimen study in the
same laboratory space.
Off-campus loans of many of the cataloged specimens may be arranged
for research study when a visit to Madison is not possible. Requests
for loans should state clearly the nature of the need and the
use to be made of the specimens. Application should be made in
writing to the Director, (608) 265-2547.
Museum collection hours are:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
- 4:30 p.m. M-F
Closed July and August.
Museum staff research efforts:
Habitat selection and utilization by
Salvage collection of carcasses from
the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, for osteological studies
Ongoing studies of wolf-dog hybridization
trends in Wisconsin and Minnesota and wolf osteopathology
E. Elizabeth Pillaert, Curator of Osteology
and her assistant Jokull Bergmann identifying specimens
in the Galapagos Islands
(photo by Paula A.I. Landers).
|Paula M. Holahan, Curator of Mammals and Birds,
at a marmot habitat study site in the Cascade Mountains.
(photo by Michael P. Holahan)