- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Officials say more than 13 million specimens and artifacts are being hauled to the University of Michigan’s research museums complex in Ann Arbor.

The specimens are from the university’s zoology, paleontology and anthropology collections. The move will take about 20 months.

The Varsity Drive facility has housed the university’s Herbarium since 2001. Director Christopher Dick says putting the collections under the same roof will encourage interaction across disciplines, with the potential to open new avenues for research. It also will improve stewardship of the specimens.

Renovating the facility and moving the collections is costing $35 million over six years.

Among the improvements are proper temperature, humidity and other conditions to store and protect the specimens.


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