Australian National Herbarium (Program HC)
Specimen Loan and Exchange Services
Program Leader: Brendan Lepschi
Loans services make the herbarium collections available to researchers at other institutions for fixed terms on specified projects and conversely facilitate the borrowing by our research staff of specimens from elsewhere. Such transactions are necessary to build up a comprehensive profile, from the best possible information base, of taxa under study.
Exchange services provide for the permanent exchange of duplicate specimens between institutions. The Australian National Herbarium maintains exchange relationships for vascular and non-vascular groups with over 200 herbaria worldwide.