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MSA Presents:  “MSA Forward 2017” Conference & Expo

April 21 to 24, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA. Registration is now open!  Save when you register early. Exhibit space and sponsorships still available.

MSA’s New Strategic Plan: A Focused Set of Goals for 2016-2019
As a follow up to our management announcement, the Board of Directors is very pleased to launch MSA’s 2016-2019 Strategic Plan — a focused set of goals surrounding Young Professionals, Education, Advocacy, and Conference/Expo, that were developed to revitalize and refocus the Museum Store Association

MSA Office Moves to Philadelphia
As part of the new management direction, the Museum Store Association Headquarters is now fully operational out of our new office in Philadelphia, PA. Please update your records to reflect our new contact information.

MSA Bold New Management Direction!
The Museum Store Association announces a new management direction and expanded operational infrastructure designed to revitalize association; plans to move headquarters to Philadelphia, PA.



How Special Events Can Enhance Your Museum Store

January 9, 2017 By Audrie Cuddy Ranon To hold the title of Museum Store Manager, we must be extremely flexible and skilled at wearing many hats. I don’t mean as a fashion statement, but, rather, as a metaphor to explain that it is a highly specialized position with lots of moving parts. And move we […]


2017 Planning: How to Prepare for the Unexpected

December 19, 2016 By Cathy Nagle-Ervin This time of year always brings about reflections on the year that is just about to come to an end. (As I am writing this blog post, I actually am humming “Auld Lang Syne” in the back of my head!) Our company’s fiscal year has come to a close, […]


The Four Rs of Retailing (Yes, Four!)

December 12, 2016 By Susan Tudor Every time we go to the grocery store or a restaurant or shop online, we are making financial and strategic decisions regarding our personal lives: Is this item really what I was looking for? Is this the right time to make this purchase or should I wait? Can I […]

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