How is ownership transferred?

The legal mechanism for acquiring an object differs from case to case, depending on how the object is offered.

With a gift, as soon as the museum has decided to accept the donor’s offer, the donor will be provided with a Deed of Gift for signature. A signed copy of the deed is to be returned to us.
Arrangements will also be made for the object to arrive at the MGMH, if this has not occurred previously. When the MGMH receives the completed Deed of Gift and the object is in our physical custody, the gift is completed.

See also: GIVE