We are committed to enabling collection item access to researchers whose work will create and disseminate knowledge, and also add value to our collection data.

For those with a family connection to donors, we offer an individualised access request system.

Applications are assessed based on the merits of the research to be undertaken and the impact on our resources. Permission to access the collection is granted at the Museum's discretion.

Please use one of the following forms to request access.

To fill out one of our forms electronically, please save a copy of the form as a PDF and then open it in Adobe Reader. By using the ‘Add text comment’ tool you can type directly into the form. Once complete, save the form as a PDF, attach it to an email and send to collection.officer@otagomuseum.govt.nz.