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Registrars' Contact Information

General registration-related inquiries can be directed to: (213) 763-3406

Fax: (213) 746-3628

Katie Kramer, Assistant Registrar
Accessions and Outgoing Loans
(213) 763-3406
kkramer@nhm.org

 Theresa Manalo
Associate Registrar
Incoming Loans
(213) 763-3403
tmanalo@nhm.org

Susan Oshima
Chief Registrar
(213) 763-3407
soshima@nhm.org

Why is Our Collection Important?

The Registrar's Office is the repository for all of the original accession and loan records that date back to the opening of the Museum in 1913. Collections staff and researchers regularly consult our accession files to find background information on objects and specimens in the collections, verify accession numbers, or confirm connections between objects and specimens and the corresponding donors. 

 

Registrar's Office FAQs

How do I proceed with making a donation to the Natural History Museum's collections?

Prospective donors should contact the collection staff of the appropriate Museum department directly. If you don't know which department to contact, the Assistant Registrar can put you in touch with the appropriate collection staff member.

Can I have my artifact authenticated or appraised by a collection staff member at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County?

The Museum is a nonprofit foundation and Museum employees are prohibited from authenticating and/or appraising the value of artifacts and specimens. Appraisals can be obtained from private dealers and auction houses. You can also try to find an appraiser through the American Society of Appraisers at www.appraisers.org.

I have research material belonging to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County that I would like to return. Who should I contact? What method should I use when returning it?

If you know which Museum department the material was borrowed from, it is best to contact the collection staff of the appropriate Museum department directly. If you don't know the department, the Assistant Registrar can put you in touch with the appropriate collection staff member. The material should be shipped back to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County using the same method that it was originally shipped to you.

How do I request an extension of the loan of research material that is currently under my care?

To request an extension of the loan, contact either the Museum department that the material belongs to directly or the Assistant Registrar. We will work together to issue the extension.