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Why Keep Collections?
Practices & Protocols
NPL was created in 1999 as an answer to the increasing conservation and curation issues developing with the huge increase in collection size.
Collections placed in the care of
TNSC mainly were derived from research at the BEG, the UTDGS and the Museum (TMM) itself. Other material came from orphaned collections within Texas.
Numerous other collections have been contributed as donations.
Although an exact count has never been made, the collection is estimated to contain about 4 million specimens.