Looking forward to seeing you at the 2018 MSA Annual Conference & Expo in Washington D.C.!


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MSA Forward 2018 Goes to Washington, D.C.

Join us in Washington, D.C. for MSA Forward 2018, the 63rd annual Retail Conference & Expo! From April 26 – 30, 2018, be a part of the gathering of colleagues and foster new connections at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel.

MSA Forward’s online registration is now closed. However, you are welcome to register onsite at the conference, registration will be located on the floor below the lobby level.  There will be plenty of friendly MSA staff members who can assist you.

Save the Date! Museum Store Sunday – November 25, 2018

Visit the Museum Store Sunday website for details as they become 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.



“MSA Forward Starts in One Week – Four Reasons I am Excited to Attend!”

April 16, 2018 By Julie Steiner MSA FORWARD in Washington DC marks my 9th MSA conference, and I’m looking forward to it more than any previous one. Why? Because, beyond my involvement in the process as a volunteer, and all of the great changes to our conference model that the association is proud to launch—putting […]


Tidbits and more of Washington DC

April 9, 2018 By Michael Higdon and Colin Bill The Washington Cherry Blossoms were on their way to reaching peak bloom this past weekend, the city has sprung alive with spring-breakers dotting around to visit the many historical and cultural sites that make DC one of the most enriching cities in America, and the MSA FORWARD 2018 Conference […]


MSA FORWARD Let’s Talk Museum Store Sunday!

April 2, 2018 Are you ready for the next Museum Store Sunday? Whether or not you were one of the 700 institutions participating in last year’s inaugural Museum Store Sunday (MSS); you won’t want to miss Let’s Talk Museum Store Sunday at MSA FORWARD 2018. This general session on Monday, April 30, 8-9 a.m. will be […]


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