Specimens may be lent if a researcher requires samples from our collections for analysis. In this case, the Museum will assess the suitability of the loan since samples are finite in number and are not returned to the Museum. For any queries regarding the use of MCNB samples, please contact the person in charge of the Museum collections department. Please consult the Directives for the use of MCNB samples for analytical purposes when making a request, and be sure to understand and agree on the loan conditions. Please see too the agreement form for loans from the Museum to a requesting institution.