Welcome to the Department of Museum Research and Collections!

We oversee the management and curation of the Alabama Museum of Natural History collections and develop interdisciplinary research programs focusing on museum-based research. An increasing portion our collections can be found in the online database Arctos. Try our new Collections Search Portal. Browse this site to learn more about who we are and what we do.

Research News


The Legacy of Labels

University of Alabama undergraduate student Maddy Dissinger is majoring in Biology and she is also enrolled in the Blount Scholars Program.

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Collections News

Alabama Mussels Poster

A new poster about Alabama Mussels has been designed by Kendra Abbott in collaboration with the Geological Survey of Alabama, Department of Biological Sciences, and The University of Alabama Museums’

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