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POLICY STATEMENT: RETAIL OF FOSSILS AT THE ETCHES COLLECTION 

  • The Etches Collection will only offer fossils for sale where there is no known breach of national or international law.
  • Items offered for sale are from recognised sources where commercial fossil collecting is openly practiced as part of the local economy, yielding benefit to the local population.
  • Preference is made to sources where fossil collecting is a by-product of other legal extractive industry.
  • Preference is made to sources where fossil collecting has yielded other benefits, e.g. use of fossil shark teeth as opposed to those extracted from fished living shark species.
  • No fossil acquired to the museum collection previously or in the future shall be offered for retail sale.
  • All items offered for sale will be sourced via wholesale sources, and museum staff or volunteers will not engage in field collecting for retail purpose.
  • This is a living policy that will alter in scope and detail in accordance with changes to International and National law.              The Etches Collection 2020