France Casting offers original casts
The National Museums of Kenya Casting Program
These are materials made by The National Museums of Kenya personnel in Kenya, and then shipped directly from them to you. They are NOT
duplicated from photographs, measurements, or examination of casts - but they
ARE made from molds of the original specimens!
Why are we doing
|You deserve an accurate cast made from the original,
not material estimated from photographs or measurements of a cast
of the specimen.
|If you buy directly from the National Museums of Kenya
or indirectly through France Casting, you are providing support for the products
and programs of the museums in Kenya. Most importantly, this means much needed funds to continue field work efforts to locate more of these magnificent finds goes directly back to NMK.
Every cast you buy directly from the web site of the National
Museums of Kenya at The
National Museums of Kenya or through France Casting gives
some assurance that the incredible research programs engaged in locating,
excavating, studying, and casting the original fossils will continue.
The National Museums of Kenya have requested both respect for their products
and that other possible sources not duplicate those products without permission.
Buying from other suppliers provides no support for the National Museums
How are we doing this?
France Casting has an agreement with the National Museums
of Kenya to be their distributors (although you still may order directly
from them via their website, and we urge you to consider that alternative).
We order from them for you, and have the items shipped directly to you.
It is important to note here that our agreement allows us to accept purchase orders for National Museums of Kenya casts. This has not been possible in the past due to the National Museums of Kenya's policy that casts must be paid for in advance, making it difficult to comply with many university policies which require product in hand before it can be paid for. By making these casts available through France Casting, we hope we are expanding the opportunity for many of you to purchase genuine National Museums of Kenya casts when you may not have been able to previously.
Are we making money on the deal?
France Casting has put together this program in order
to insure that high quality casts will be available to those who expect
that quality. The availability of France Casting as an intermediary distributor
was developed principally in order to facilitate purchases from Kenya
in circumstances where there may be some hesitancy with ordering from
a foreign source. The price of the cast is the same to you, whether offered
by France Casting or from the National Museums of Kenya. They discount
the price of each cast to us just enough to cover our efforts in making this process possible.
France Casting believes that, when scientific
enterprises in any country are able to offer a superior product at a competitive
price, thereby supporting important scientific activities, we should consider
lending our support to such efforts, in order that they too, might survive
and continue those activities. That is one of our ethical standards, and
we hope that you share that with us.
For more information visit these sites!
University of Pennsylvania's Casting Program
National Museums of Kenya
Link to NMK's catalog below and watch for the new catalog coming soon!
To find the casting catalog, click on the link below. If problems occur, go to the NMK website, then Downloads, followed by Product Documentations
National Museums of Kenya Casting Catalogue