The 2015 MSA Annual Conference & Expo brings museum store buyers and vendors together in Hartford for three days of learning, shopping and fun!


MSA vendors are the trusted business partners of hundreds of museum store buyers across the globe.



EMV Charges Up Security

September 28, 2015 If you are a consumer with credit and debit cards, chances are you’ve opened your mail recently and were greeted with a new credit card that include an embedded computer chip. For consumers, these chipped cards mean added security and maybe a little more peace of mind when using the card at […]


CSAE Names Jama Rice President

Jama Rice, MBA, CAE, Executive Director/CEO of the Museum Store Association, was named president of the Colorado Society of Association at the Annual Conference in June 2015.  Jama will serve as president for the period of July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Joan Tezak, CAE, CMP, Executive Director of CSAE said, “Jama begins her […]



It IS About Profit

It is about making a profit and producing that ever-elusive, positive net income! Every retailer struggles with this every day—how to attain it and how to increase it. It takes a strong retail team to build the foundation and put all of the pieces together to get there. Do you have the right fixtures and […]


The Museum Store Association Individual Membership gives you access to the knowledge, resources and community you need to create a thriving, revenue-producing store that supports the greater mission of your institution—and the greater mission of YOU! Through MSA, nonprofit retail professionals connect with a select group of vendors who support the association and whose products support your buying and branding strategies.

  • Online and in-person learning sessions throughout the year.
  • MSA Certificate Program for your continued career growth.
  • Connections with MSA vendors who supply high quality, distinctive products for the museum store space.
  • Your membership is yours—it goes wherever you go.
  • Online networking with ShopTalk, MSA’s online community.
  • Members save on popular MSA publications and the Industry Retail Report.
  • Discounts on books, events, learning sessions and at member museum stores.
  • Museum Store magazine, Weekly News Brief and quarterly member newsletter.

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