Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Log Number: MA-251671-OMS-22

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History will rehouse and digitize the Hamann-Todd Non-Human Primate Skeletal Collection, which comprises almost 1,000 skeletal specimens, including over 400 great apes—each with accompanying records of genus, species, developmental stage, and where the specimen was collected. The project will process bones holding dried soft tissue to make them available for scientific study; 3D-scan specimens of a representative sample of the collection and provide research and education access online; and purchase new storage cabinets, drawers, trays, and archival quality storage boxes to upgrade and extend collection preservation. The effort will result in a well-preserved collection that is accessible for scientific research, education, and public engagement locally, nationally, and internationally.