Museums generally derive their prominence from their collections, and these holdings constitute the primary difference between museums and other kinds of cultural institutions.

A museum’s obligation to its collections is paramount. Each object is an integral part of a scientific composite.

In order to preserve the paleobotanical specimens housed at the Florida Museum, the following policy has been adopted. The Florida Museum has established a formal collection policy governing all collections within the Florida museum. Users of the Paleobotany Collections are encouraged to see the Florida Museum Collections Policy.

General Procedures:

Types and Figured Specimens:


Work Areas:

Disposal of Waste:


Graduate and Undergraduate Students: