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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.



Advocacy Begins at Home: Why I Go to the MSA Conference & Expo

February 13, 2017 By Julie Steiner Recently I’ve observed how many of the various fields represented within our museums, apart from museum stores, are represented by their own professional associations. Our directors belong to various museum directors’ organizations, like the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and others. Our HR staffs belong to the Society […]

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Keeping Staff Engaged During Quieter Times

February 6, 2017 By Blue Anderson Winter can be a time when we relish comfort from the elements with whatever we are most familiar—comfort foods, comfortably warm and toasty fires in the hearth, Southern Comfort. It is also a quiet time for many retail stores. Inventory is done and major holidays are tucked away—and we […]

Group shot from the Western Chapter meeting's reception at The Mob Museum

Discovering the Magic of MSA in Las Vegas

January 30, 2017 By Allison Ebner It happens to everyone: You’re looking at something on paper and everything makes sense. Then, when you finally get to see it in action, you’re met with an overwhelming sense of clarity. You didn’t even know something was missing, and yet, everything you’ve been working on makes even more […]

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