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The Arthur Ross Terrace will be closed this morning, Tuesday, October 21, for a private cultural observance. You many observe smoke and/or fire coming from the Terrace at that time. The FDNY has been notified in advance, and all safety precautions are in place. The Terrace will reopen at 1 pm.

Deposition of Specimens

Deposition of specimens

All specimens (staff collected, donated, purchased) deposited in Invertebrate Zoology must be accompanied by an Accession Form that should be sent to the Registrar's Office at AMNH via the Curatorial Associate along with the supporting documentation (relevant permits, receipts, titles).

Donations

Donations of specimens to Invertebrate Zoology for incorporation into the collection must be accompanied by a Specimen Transfer Form and a Letter of Transmittal to assure the donor has the legal right to transfer ownership of the material to AMNH. Evidence of legal title on the part of the donor may include collecting permits, bills of sales, receipts and provenance.


Donations are by definition given free of charge and without an exchange of specimens.

Donations after 1985 must be accompanied by associated collection permits. Foreign (non-U.S.) material should be accompanied by a stamped U.S.F.W. 3-177 form and associated collecting and export permits.

Purchases

Sales of specimens to Invertebrate Zoology for incorporation into the collection must be accompanied by a Specimen Transfer Form to ensure the donor has the legal right to transfer ownership of the material to AMNH. Sellers must provide documentation indicating they have full and unencumbered title to the specimens, and that the specimens were obtained in compliance with all relevant local, state, Federal, and international laws, including those of the country of origin. Evidence of legal title on the part of the donor may include collecting permits, bills of sales, receipts and provenance.

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