Museum specimens are an important resource for public outreach programs coordinated by the Museum of Biological Diversity, including our Annual Open House.
Information on recent visits to the collections can be found on our collection-related blog Fur, Feathers, Fangs, and Frogs.
Examples of collection use
Every month we provide specimens for a bird quiz at the meeting of the Ohio chapter of the Audubon Society in Columbus.
We provide specimen loans to universities, public schools, other museums and education programs.
Artists regularly use specimens as inspiration for their pieces and installations, for example Ann Hamilton, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Art at OSU, has used specimens in her installation STYLUS as well as recently in her installation the common S E N S E.