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Save the Date! Museum Store Sunday – November 26, 2017

MSA is claiming Museum Store Sunday as THE day to shop and support museum stores and their institutions worldwide. Museum Store Sunday will focus much-needed attention on the unique retail experience provided by museum stores.

Download the Museum Store Sunday press release.

Save the Date! MSA Forward 2018 Goes to Washington, D.C.

Next year, MSA heads to Washington, D.C. for MSA Forward 2018, the 63rd annual Retail Conference & Expo. From April 27 – 30, 2018, join your fellow colleagues and foster new connections inside the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. Information on exhibit space and registration will be available in the coming weeks.

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.

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What Is A Museum Store?

September 25, 2017 By Julie Steiner  One of the admonishments I heard when I was new to this field was that I should not refer to museum store products as “souvenirs.” Souvenirs, it was said, evoke cheap and poorly-made things, rather than the quality merchandise of world-class institutions. But there’s another way of thinking about […]

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When It Comes To MAP Pricing You Snooze You LOSE

September 18, 2017 By Mike Lovett As a museum store operator, or as a merchandise maker or distributor, you know that the ease of online shopping is a double-edged sword. Sure, it’s convenient — but for business owners and operators, the underbelly of counterfeited products, price discrepancies, and showrooming can quickly replace the thrill of […]

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PRO-File: Institutional Member

September 11, 2017 Name: Patricia Sampson: A Volunteer with Passion  — who believes in Fate Job Title: Manager of Retail Shop and Visual Merchandising Institution: High Museum of Art Location: Atlanta, GA Interviewed by: Laura Murphy, Preservation Society of Newport County What path brought you to your job? I grew up in Harlem, NY. There […]

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