Entries by fernley-fernley

PRO-File – MSA Vendor Member

October 23, 2017 Name: Donald Burns Job Title: Director of Sales, Discoveries and Museum Reproductions Business Name: Discoveries Egyptian Imports and Museum Reproductions Location: Longmont, Colorado Where did you grow up? I grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and moved to San Diego, California about 12 years ago. I now reside in Napa. What does your […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

PRO-File – MSA Vendor Member

August 28, 2017 This week, the MSA blog debuts our new feature: MSA PRO-Files With over 1,300 members of MSA – there are just as many interesting stories. We plan to regularly focus on getting to know our MSA “neighbors” by sharing their stories through PRO-Files of their lives, careers, businesses, and amazing career paths. […]

Taking it to the Cloud

July 31, 2017 By Bradley Platz Attending the 2017 MSA conference in Pittsburgh was a genuinely rewarding experience for me. I found it so valuable to connect with other retailers, and to share strategies, while making important professional connections. Being recognized by MSA for ‘Best Store Web Presence’ this year is an incredible honor and […]