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Pygmy Rattlesnake

Loan Requests

Please note that loans of McClung Museum objects are only made to museums, schools, universities, departments, or other organizations with the director’s approval. All loans are subject to the museum’s Outgoing Loan Policies and Conditions.

Requests for loans should be made in writing to the museum director or appropriate curator below. Requests should include the purpose of the loan, including any exhibition information; loan dates; description of the object(s) in as much detail as possible; a facilities report of the venue; and where and under whose responsibility the objects will be housed held while on loan.


The museum’s curators, their areas of responsibility, and contact information are:

  • Gerald Dinkins, Curator of malacology (comparative and archaeological collections of freshwater mollusks)
  • Kandi Hollenbach, Curator of paleoethnobotany (Eastern US archaeological botanical collections, modern comparative seed/fruit collections, and Quaternary plant macrofossils)
  • Cat Shteynberg, Curator of Arts & Culture Collections

The museum’s Interim Collections Manager & Registrar:

All curators and the registrar may also be reached by phone at 865-974-2144.