Education and advocacy to improve ethics, standards, and practices in paleontology

Instructional Videos for specimen storage - on Vimeo

Created By Alan Zdinak

Released Dec 20, 2015

These videos are part of a pilot project to create a library of clips demonstrating state-of-the-art fossil preparation techniques. The clips are produced, presented and vetted by museum professionals.

The pilot was funded by the Hix Preparators' Grant from the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.

2017 Officers

Lisa Herzog, President

Vanessa Rhue, Vice President

Matthew Brown, Past President

Adam Behlke, Treasurer

Deborah Wagner, Secretary

Ana Barcarcel, Membership Secretary

Conni O'Connor, Member at Large

Vicen CarriĆ³, Member at Large

AMMP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of persons interested in the field of paleontological collections care and methodology. This includes conservation, preparation, sampling, and collection of fossil animal remains. Members have the desire to maintain and further the profession through increased communication with peers, and encouraging others with the desire and capabilities to enter the profession. Members promote better understanding of the profession by the general public, those persons requiring such services, and increase the respect for the profession by maintaining and encouraging high standards of competence and ethics.

11th Annual Meeting - April 24-28, 2018

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Complete details, including registration information and abstract submission forms will be available November 1.

Please join us in 2018 for another great opportunity to improve your skills, help others improve their skills, and insure that the fossils and data we collect today will be properly preserved for future generations.

Host Committee Co-Chairs:

Gregory Brown (

Shane Tucker (

AMMP Annual Meeting Committee Chair:

Conni O'Connor (