Ticket reservations are required. Facial coverings are strongly recommended. See Health and Safety.
AMCC may provide a dry shipper (liquid nitrogen vapor shipper) to facilitate collection or transport of frozen specimens to the AMNH. Dry shippers are issued at the discretion of the AMCC Oversight Committee and are contingent upon the availability of a dry shipper. The borrower is responsible for the proper use and safety of the equipment. Dry shippers require time to prepare. Therefore, submit the dry shipper loan request at least one week in advance for domestic and international use. Dry shipper(s) must be returned to the AMCC in its original functional condition and as soon as possible, no exceptions.
AMNH researcher should make a request and submit it by email to the Collections Manager, Svetlana Katanova. Policy and Agreement form for the Loan of Dry Shipper needs to be completely filled out, signed, approved, and submitted prior to receiving the loan. The form can be downloaded directly from the following link.
Non-AMNH researcher should make a request in writing on institutional letterhead that is signed by an authorized representative of the institution. Please include a brief description of the research project for which the dry shipper will be used, loan duration, and the expected date of return of the equipment to the AMCC. The letter should be addressed and mailed to Svetlana Katanova, AMCC Collections Manager, American Museum of Natural History, 79th Street at Central Park West, New York, NY, 10024. Letters can also be submitted as PDF via email.