Terms of Use - ROM Copyright

Materials on this website were produced and/or compiled by the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) for the purposes of providing the public with information about the ROM’s programs and services and to further the ROM’s mandate to communicate to the public humanity’s cultural and natural history. The term “materials” includes all or any information, artwork, text, video, audio, animation or image files.

Terms of Use

Copyright in such materials remains with the Royal Ontario Museum and other copyright owners. The materials are protected by the Canadian Copyright Act, and the regulations thereunder, and by similar laws in other countries.

Materials available on this website were produced and/or compiled by the ROM with the intent that they be readily available as per fair dealing in the Canadian Copyright Act for research, private study, education, parody, satire, criticism, review and news reporting only.

Users accessing Materials for the purposes of criticism, review or news reporting are required to acknowledge the source of the material and author’s name if known. The source citations should include the URL rom.on.ca. Users must adhere to any additional terms and restrictions that may appear on individual pages of the website.

All other uses are prohibited without the express written authorization of the ROM or the copyright owner.

Anyone wishing to use the materials from this website for any purpose not permitted under fair dealing in the Canadian Copyright Act must obtain prior written approval from the ROM. Permission for such use is granted on a case-by-case basis and at the sole discretion of the ROM.

Third-Party Materials

The ROM has taken all reasonable efforts to ensure that materials, for which copyright belongs to others, are reproduced on this website with the full consent of the copyright owners. The ROM does not warrant that the use of materials displayed in the website will not infringe the rights of third parties. Such works may not be used in any form; they may not be copied or downloaded without prior permission from the third party.

The ROM may, in appropriate circumstances, remove, disable, or terminate access to any material on, or linked to, or from this site, that it suspects might be infringing upon a third party's intellectual property rights or other rights.


The trade-marks of third parties may be displayed on this website. Use cannot be made of such trade-marks without the express written permission of the third party.

Images in the ROM Online Collection

The ROM is in the process of digitizing its collection, and images on this website are being updated regularly. We have chosen to post all available images until new photography becomes available. Some of the images are not suitable for publication and are not available as a high resolution image file.

For information on and permission to use ROM images, including licensing requests, and other ROM media such as film or video, please contact:

Rights & Reproductions
Tel.: 416.586.5590
Fax: 416.586.5642
E-mail: images@rom.on.ca

Place an image request