We highly encourage the deposition of voucher specimens in the Museum, especially if the research involving those specimens have been done at the University of the Philippines Los Baños or its affiliate research institutions.
The Museum also assists teaching departments at UPLB in building up biological collections for instructional purposes, hence teaching collections of UPLB staff members may be admitted into the Museum for safekeeping. However, instructors are responsible for the upkeep of their collections in the museum.
Collections obtained through formal courses at UPLB may be submitted to the Museum and its staff shall decide on their disposal into either the research or teaching collection.
In the Hortorium, plants are grouped more on the basis of habitat preference and less on intended usage in instruction or research. Accordingly, plants therein may be used for instructional purposes only upon consent of the Director.
For inquiries on our specimen deposition procedure, please contact:
Dr. Jennifer M. Niem
University Researcher I and
Coordinator for Collections Management