Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) recently acquired the paleontology collections of the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota (UM). The University of Minnesota (UM) paleontology collection is an unparalleled regional resource that was underutilized due to poor accessibility and a lack of institutional support. Significant type material, research specimens, and regional data were deteriorating under the absence of curatorial maintenance and inadequate storage conditions. Recognition by the University of Minnesota that this rich research resource needed proper care, research accessibility, and data dissemination caused it to approach Cincinnati Museum Center for assistance. Based on the shared goals of both institutions,...

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