Entries by fernley-fernley

Facing the Strange

June 19, 2017 By Katie Burke Pomegranate will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year. This is a little bit mind-blowing, even for those of us who have been in it for the long haul. On reflection, I’ve been pondering this question: how do we all maintain energy for our jobs without burning out or feeling […]

Seeking Your Unique Content for MSA Blogs!

June 5, 2017 By The MSA Membership Committee MSA is always seeking relevant content for our weekly blog, and we hope you are interested in sharing your skills and experiences with the MSA community. All of the members of our community are trained professionals and experts in the field – and have interesting, personal, and relevant material to […]

3…2…1…Museum Store Sunday Launch!

May 22, 2017 by Susan Tudor MSA believes the time is right to amplify the sharing of why museum stores matter. If you were in Pittsburgh for MSA Forward 2017 or read Executive Director, Jason Harbonic’s email announcement, you have heard about MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY (MSS). But are you still wondering what it is all […]

Rewarding (and Awarding) the Spirit of MSA

May 1, 2017 Last week, hundreds of MSA members—museum store professionals and vendors alike—had the opportunity to come together to learn, buy, sell, network and explore at MSA Forward 2017, the 62nd annual Retail Conference & Expo. We were able to catch up with old friends, grab lunch with new connections and discover products that […]

A Museum Store World

April 10, 2017 By Stuart Hata Can you imagine a world filled with gorgeous, unique and educational museum stores that are wildly successful, beloved and valued by our institutions and general public alike? A world where customers and fans flock to nonprofit retail enterprises, knowing that their patronage will support and ensure the world’s cultural […]

Art Supplies? Yes!

April 3, 2017 By Nancy Sanders Selling art supplies might be a given for fine art museum shops, but all sorts of museum shops should consider adding this product category to their sales plan assortments. People of all ages can use some extra creativity in their lives, and activities that encourage drawing, painting and photography […]