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Using the Collections

The Michigan State University Museum is the first collection holding unit established on campus. It has comprehensive natural science collections and the university's most extensive and diverse cultural collections. These collections are used for research, education, exhibition, outreach and engagement projects. 

The collections are available for on-site research and teaching by appointment only. To schedule an appointment in the Cultural Collections, contact Lynne Swanson, Collection Manager for Cultural Collections by phone at 517.355.3304 or by email at swansonl@msu.edu. To schedule an appointment in the Vertebrate Collections, contact Laura Abraczinskas, Collections Manager for Vertebrate Collections, by phone at 517.355.1290 or by email at abraczi1@msu.edu.