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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.



MSA Vendors Are Superior

March 20, 2017 By Blue Anderson MSA vendors are superior. I doubt I’ll get much pushback on that statement from this MSA-loving readership. But, there is nothing like a cold-call from a non-member rep to make you wish all of your vendors were MSA Superior. An unknown, but seasoned, sales pro stopped by my store […]


Expand Your Merchandise Planning Horizons

March 13, 2017 By Laura Murphy For about 25 years, I have been buying merchandise for the Newport Mansions stores. But when Cynthia O’Malley, our Director of Retail, brought me to Ambiente in Frankfurt eight years ago, my buying experience was changed forever. Suddenly, I could buy direct from manufactures, design our own product and […]


Stamina and Good Shoes: Tips for Attending Las Vegas Market

March 6, 2017 By Eleanor Harper-Dutt “How many?” “Um, four of that one. And this one too—four, please.” “OK, what else?” “Uh, this one here. Can we do six of these?” I had a scalloped brass necklace clutched in my hand while I scanned over the rest of the jewelry on the display table. I […]

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