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Membership Terms & Conditions

  1. Membership privileges are only available on the presentation of a valid membership ID number together with photographic identification and proof of entitlement to any concession benefits.
  2. Your membership ID number is non-transferable. Only the named person listed for your membership ID number may use it. Failure to present your membership ID number on request could result in the payment of full prices.
  3. Eromanga Natural History Museum Membership is non-refundable.
  4. Eromanga Natural History Museum Memberships are an annual membership and are not available as pro-rata payment.
  5. Membership privileges are available only on individual visits and do not apply to visits such as school excursions.
  6. Prices are valid as at 1st June 2016.
  7. A $10.00 fee is payable for replacement ID numbers.
  8. Eromanga Natural History Museum may terminate your membership if you: fail to comply with these terms & conditions; abuse any privilege afforded to you under the Membership program; or misuse your membership ID number.
  9. A Membership will be considered ‘lapsed’ if not renewed by the due date.
  10. Eromanga Natural History Museum collects & manages your personal information in a professional & responsible manner & in accordance with the principles of privacy law. The information provided by you will only be used for Eromanga Natural History Museum purposes, such as the administration of your membership, the provision of Eromanga Natural History Museum goods & services, planning research & marketing of the Membership program. Eromanga Natural History Museum will not disclose, sell, distribute, share or otherwise pass on your personal information to any third party. You may choose not to provide your personal details upon joining, however, if you do not provide your personal details we will not be able to administer your membership or provide you with some or all membership benefits.
  11. The primary membership ID number holder is responsible for ensuring the details of their Membership are correct at all times.
  12. Eromanga Natural History Museum reserves the right to update or change these terms & conditions of membership benefits at any time without prior notice.
  13. Online promotional codes and referred membership numbers are applied at the time of membership processing.
  14. You give permission for ENHM to contact you in the future for renewal notifications and membership updates.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Holotype?

A holotype is a valuable original specimen that describes a new species.  It is a term used to describe a specimen that is the first known of its kind anywhere in the world.  A holotype can be any type of fossil, and it serves as the name-bearer of the species.  Even if a better specimen is found, the holotype is not superseded.  These are rare and exciting discoveries, which help fill important gaps in the fossil record. 

Every animal and plant that is scientifically described is represented by a holotype.  If a scientist wishes to study the unique traits of a species, it is usually the holotype specimen they study.  The holotypes are the crown jewels of any museum collection.  These priceless specimens need to be stored and conserved at standards that meet the Code of International Zoological Nomenclature.

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