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Who we are and how we serve our community

committees

The people who make it all happen

board of directors

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staff

Your Museum Store Association contacts

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Ways to support our nonprofit organization

membership

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How to join MSA or renew Membership

shoptalk

Our  online community platform

membership Directory

Members only access

chapters

Leadership at the local level

MSA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

An opportunity for professionals with budget challenges to attend MSA FORWARD

RECOGNITION AWARDS

The 2023 MSA Recognition Award winners

MSA NEXT

Emerging industry professionals

BUYER'S CHOICE AWARDS

Recognizing creativity and innovation in retail products showcased at MSA FORWARD

JOB SOURCE

Your one-stop career resource center to find and prepare for your next opportunity

education

Educational Recordings

Searchable downloads of all educational
sessions for members and non-members

publications

Providing ideas and methods to help store operators and employees

msa forward

Past conferences with links to session recordings, awards, exhibitors, and more. 

resource library

Curated content library for our members

Upcoming Live Webinars

What is ON for live digital events

MSA Blog

Articles written by subject matter experts to inform and educate

Knowledge standards

The foundation of nonprofit retail

Events

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

The schedule of webinars and events with descriptions and links to registration pages

msa forward conference

Where to find information about MSA FORWARD Conference and Expo

market Events

MSA events at wholesale gift markets

museum store Sunday EVENT

Annual Museum Store Advocacy Day

Our 2024 BOOTH SALES are almost SOLD OUT!

Purchase your booth today!

What’s included in your MSA Registration (attendees & booth staff):

  • Access to over 20 Educational Sessions including Chapter Meetings and Buyer Roundtables
  • MSA networking events including the MSA NEXT Party*, MSA Friday Night Party, Awards luncheon, Newcomer’s Orientation, and the Expo Hall Happy Hour & Silent Auction
  • Multiple breakfast, lunches, and happy hours
  • Access to the Expo Hall with over 200 MSA Vendors with Show Specials
  • Swag Bag (while supplies last)

*A small fee is required for non NEXT members to attend the NEXT party

The MSA FORWARD 2024 Retail Conference & Expo is committed to providing a valuable in-person experience, creating as many interactions as possible between vendors and prospective buyers.

“I loved meeting other Museum Retail professionals of all levels. There were Buyers, Directors, Assistant Managers…a little bit of everyone. And they all had unique perspectives and ideas.” – Kacey Bengtson, Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

“The MSA Expo is unlike any other Trade Show you will ever attend. There is a spirit of community and partnership between vendors and buyers that stems from the knowledge that we are all on the same team working to make retail in cultural institutions the best it can possibly be.” – Katherine J. Kornblau, President, KJK Jewelry

Questions about exhibiting – email expo@museumstoreassociation.org