Application for sampling
The National Museum of Iceland encourages research on items in the Museum's collection, as research brings out the knowledge embodied in the object. In order to apply for permission to examine objects, this application form must be filled out.
Rules and guidance
1. A request to take samples from objects (including bones) must be submitted at least one month before the requested time. The application will be answered as soon as possible, and not more than one month after receipt.
2. National Museum staff are not responsible for selecting objects for sampling. The applicant shall have examined the objects before submitting an application for sampling (Application for access to objects in the Museum collection for examination ). The application must include precise details of the catalogue number and name of objects, in order for the application to be considered (6. Information on collection objects).
3. The application shall be accompanied by a detailed research protocol, stating the objectives and purpose of the study. Collaborators, if any, shall be identified. Expected findings and results shall be stated. The application shall state whether the applicants have previously worked on any comparable projects (3. Research protocol).
4. The methodology to be used in sampling and analysis shall be explained. The application shall state who will take the sample, and where the applicant would prefer the sampling to take place. The size of the sample shall be specified, and where on the object it is to be taken (4. Methodology of sampling ) and (5. Methodology of analysis).
5. Work facilities are on the premises of the National Museum depository at Vesturvör 16-20, Kópavogur. They are normally accessible Monday to Friday, 8:00 to 16:00.
6. The approval of an application is valid only for the individual(s) named in the application for sampling