Acquisitions & Loans

The Registration section works in collaboration with the curatorial departments for all object transactions including acquisitions, loans and Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board grant and certification applications. We draft and negotiate copyright agreements for acquisitions and loans, as well as perform physical examinations and condition reporting of all outgoing ROM object loans, incoming loans and exhibitions. Our role as project team members for special exhibitions includes being the central contact with the lending institution, and negotiating contracts, insurance coverage/Government Indemnity and Immunity from Seizure for all incoming objects. We liaise with curators, senior management, board committees, donors, outside lenders and borrowers to ensure the effective coordination of all transactions.

As a coordinator and information provider for object transactions, the Registration section monitors and updates the collections database records, maintains all primary and original contractual and transfer of title documentation and insurance for the Museum’s vast collections. Registration protects the Museum’s interests, and mitigates risks for the objects and the Museum.

Registration Department
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON
M5S 2C6

Tel: 416.586.5670
Fax: 416.586.5668