Collections Unit

The Collections Unit is an organizational division that aims at comprehensive caretaking of the collections of The Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals. It is entrusted with annotating and conserving the collections, making them available to the community as well as procuring new specimens. Curators with many years of experience oversee the scientific collections. A scientific adviser employed by the Institute is assigned to each division of the collections. The advisers are usually experts on the particular group of animals they are overseeing.  The zoological and paleontological scientific collections are complemented by a separate exhibit collection with specimens used for permanent and temporary expositions.

Requests to access the collections (borrowing or viewing specimens) should be made to the appropriate curators listed below or to the manager of the Collections Unit.

Manager

Daniel Kubisz

(48 12) 422 89 37 w. 25

Curators

Invertebrata

Łukasz Przybyłowicz (Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera)

(48 12) 431 19 63 w. 31

Daniel Kubisz (Coleoptera)

(48 12) 422 89 37 w. 25

Andrzej Palaczyk [other invertebrates]

(48 12) 422 89 37 w. 25

Aneta Garbula [fossil invertebrates (amber inclusions, other fossils), geological collection]

(48 12) 422 89 37 w. 19, 21

Vertebrata

Krzysztof Wertz [birds (Aves) (fossil and contemporary species)]

(48 12) 422 80 00 w. 36

Grzegorz Lipecki [amphibians, reptiles, mammals (Amphibia, Reptilia, Mammalia) (fossil and contemporary species)]

(48 12) 422 80 00 w. 36

Barbara Miękina [fish, mammals (Pisces, Mammalia) (fossil and contemporary species)]

(48 12) 422 80 00 w. 36

Exhibitions

Barbara Burmer

(48 12) 422 89 37 w. 12