Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus), collected in 1918. ENT993-000387.

Loan Requests

As we are preparing to move to the Collections and Research Building in Colwood, we have reduced capacity to accommodate loans/acquisitions at this time. We are assessing loans/acquisitions on a case-by-case basis. While we are no longer accepting unsolicited donations, exceptions may be made for items of cultural significance, repatriation of Indigenous collection items, and research purposes. Repository agreements are also exempt.

If your institution is interested in requesting a loan from the Royal BC Museum Natural History collection, please first contact the appropriate individual from the list below:

EntomologyClaudia Copley, Collections
Dr. Joel Gibson,
HerbariumHeidi Guest, Collections
Ken Marr,
HerpetologyGavin Hanke,
IchthyologyGavin Hanke,
Invertebrate ZoologyHugh MacIntosh, Collections
Dr. Henry Choong,
MammalogyAnna Chinn, Collection
Gavin Hanke,
OrnithologyAnna Chinn, Collection
Gavin Hanke,
PaleontologyDerek Larson, Collections
Victoria Arbour,