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Royal Patrons Circle (RPC) 

Join the Royal Patrons Circle and discover the heart of the Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Patrons Circle is an inspiring group of people committed to sustaining excellence at their museum. Through your contributions, you play an essential role in advancing the ROM’s position as a world-class destination for engaging with art, culture and nature. 

RPC members are avid life-long learners who enjoy being part of a city-building community and are eager to find themselves at the heart of the Museum with exclusive access to ROM exhibitions, galleries, curators and collections. 

RPC Highlights

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Send us an email and we’ll send you personalized information on RPC events, special offerings and programming at the ROM.

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Enjoy exclusive access to the ROM’s collections and curatorial staff while building new friendships and business contacts.

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Enjoy sharing your transferable ROM admission cards with friends, family and colleagues!

Membership and Benefits

Joining RPC is one of the most powerful ways you can partner with your Museum to help ignite wonder and discovery.

With your generous support, you can enjoy a range of benefits that afford the most intimate experiences at the ROM, including the following core benefits:

  • Two transferable admission cards for complimentary ROM admission and line bypass. Lend your cards to others for ROM admission for up to four adults and four children (under 18). 
  • Invitations to exclusive RPC-only virtual events 
  • Invitations to private exhibition viewings while the ROM is closed to other visitors* 
  • Invitations to exclusive RPC-only on-site events* 
  • Invitations to exhibition opening parties and select joint events with the Young Patrons Circle* 
  • Access to quarterly RPC Mini Courses 
  • Email updates from President & CEO, ROM Governors  
  • Personalized service from RPC staff 
  • Subscriptions to ROM magazine, RPC e-newsletter and Members e-newsletter 
  • Free access to select Canadian Museums and institutions across North America included in the Museum Alliance Reciprocal Program and Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums
  • Priority booking for ROM general admission and special exhibition tickets 
  • Priority booking for select ROM public programs and ROM Summer Club 
  • One complimentary Caregiver Card (access for your child’s guardian) 
  • Recognition in the Annual Report 
  • 10% discount in ROM Boutiques and restaurants 

*Benefit may not be offered in accordance with COVID-19 era health and safety guidelines.  

Each gift made through the RPC program entitles you to a charitable tax receipt in the highest allowable amount within CRA guidelines.

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ROM members at a holiday event

Advocate: Starting at $166/month with a 1-year commitment ($2,000-$4,999 / Year)

  • All core benefits
  • Charitable tax receipt starting at $1,780

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Visitors in the Patrick and Barbara Keenan Family Gallery of Hands-on Biodiversity

Fellow: Starting at $416/month with a 1-year commitment ($5,000-$7,499 / Year)

  • All core benefits
  • Additional ROM behind-the-scenes events and exclusive tours of exhibitions
  • Charitable tax receipt starting at $4,780

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Visitors in the Patrick and Barbara Keenan Family Gallery of Hands-on Biodiversity

Champion: Starting at $625/month with a 1-year commitment ($7,500-$9,999 / Year)

  • All core benefits
  • Invitations to a variety of exclusive and intimate experiences
  • Charitable tax receipt starting at $7,280

Join or Renew

A visitor looks at an object in the ROM's Court of Chinese Sculpture

Guarantor: Starting at $833/month with a 1-year commitment ($10,000-$14,999 / Year)

  • All core benefits
  • A private ROM tour for ten people in a gallery, exhibition or collections area of your choosing (can be tailored for children)
  • Charitable tax receipt starting at $9,780

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A family visits the Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, The Americas, and Asia-Pacific

Guardian: Starting at $1250/month with a 1-year commitment ($15,000-$24,999 / Year)

  • All core benefits
  • A special in-person update from the Director & CEO
  • Charitable tax receipt starting at $14,780

Join or Renew

A ROM member and toddler in the Patrick and Barbara Keenan Family Gallery of Hands-on Biodiversity

Benefactor: Starting at $2083/month with a 1-year commitment ($25,000+ / Year)

  • All core benefits
  • Special recognition on all RPC event invitations and e-newsletters
  • Charitable tax receipt starting at $24,780

Join or Renew

RPC Events

The health and safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors remains our top priority. We’re following the advice of public health authorities and making every effort to help ensure visits are enjoyable, entertaining and, above all, safe.

RPC events are designed to give you exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the ROM's curators, collections, galleries, research and exhibitions placing you at the centre of discovery. For those seeking to further their understanding of our world, there’s no better way to explore your museum.

Patrons-only Opening Parties for Major Exhibitions

As an RPC member, you’ll enjoy exclusive receptions and first-viewing access for major exhibitions before they open to the general public

Behind the scenes ROM Vault Tours

This popular event takes RPC members into the ROM’s vaults for a behind the scenes tour of our vast collections. After mingling with ROM curators at an intimate reception, RPC members are led into a collections area to learn more about our latest acquisitions and trailblazing research.

Exclusive Programming & Private Collection Tour

RPC members also enjoy access to special expert talks where ROM curators and other internationally renowned scholars explore thought-provoking topics across art, culture and nature. In addition, RPC members are afforded unique opportunities to tour private galleries and collections that belong to Canada’s most celebrated artists, individual and corporate collectors.

Upcoming Events: 

RPC Tour of David Angelo’s Modern Art Collections

Tuesday, July 12

 

Patrons Private Viewing – Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature

Saturday, July 23

 

7th Annual ROM Classic Golf Tournament

Monday, September 12   

 

ROM Celebration Dinner

Thursday, September 15

 

Opening Party – Kent Monkman: Being Legendary

Thursday, October 6

 

RPC Trip to Calgary

Thursday, October 13 – Sunday, October 16

RPC Signature Event

Thursday, November 17

Patrons Private Viewing – Canadian Modern: Design and Craft from ROM’s Collections / Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022

December

*All dates subject to change. Event RSVPs will be collected following an invitation by mail or email.

Contact Us

For more information or for assistance with your membership, please contact Jessica Hall-Cummings, Associate Vice-President, Donor Circles & Annual Giving at rpc@rom.on.ca or 416.586.8003.

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RPC Advisory Council

  • Brian Astl (Chair)
  • Shamima Adam
  • Mark Crowther
  • Sasha Lombardi-Hartig
  • Koel Loyer
  • Mike Mallinos (Past Chair)
  • Lindsay Maskell
  • Jean Read
  • Claude Tambu
  • Chris Twigge-Molecey
  • Sharolyn Mathieu Vettese
  • Deanna Wolfe