appreciate your support of YUCoM's efforts to preserve and showcase Canada's information
technology heritage. We will gladly accept your donation and acknowledge the importance
of your contribution.
do contact YUCoM when you have an object to donate: an electronic computer,
a computer peripheral or a component, software, computer manuals, documents, records,
photographs, or other computer ephemera of information technology.
If you are considering making a donation, please contact YUCoM via e-mail. The
curator will determine whether the offered object is required for the museum's
collection. Information such as: the name or title, the model and the serial number,
the manufacturer or publisher, the purpose of use and ownership history, are of
to assist the curator in his/her assessment of the significance of the donation
to the YUCOM's collection. In the event when the offered object is either already
represented in the museum's collection, is not appropriate for the collection,
or cannot be properly cared for, the curator may suggest other Canadian museums
or institutions that might
benefit from your donation.
YUCoM is interested in your donation the curator seeks the approval from
the Acquisition Committee. Upon the approval, the arrangements are made to transfer
the ownership of the object to York University without receiving any payment or
other benefit. Such a transfer of ownership is formalized by completing and signing
a gift agreement.
Upon the completion of the transfer of the ownership of the donated object, the
artifact becomes the property of York University that YUCoM will preserve, maintain,
administer, and which the museum may display, loan, or otherwise deal with in
such a manner as YUCoM may deem to be in its best interest. The Acquisition Committee
must approve any decision to remove an object from YUCoM's collection.
YUCoM exhibits your donated object your donation will be acknowledged
in accordance with the standard policies and practices adopted by other Canadian
museums. The list of donors will be published yearly on
YUCoM's web page.