Entries by fernley-fernley

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 […]

Ants and Elephants

Photo credit: Exit Through The Gift Shop: A Banksy Film July 17, 2017 By Blue Anderson When I was in “regular” retail, I had a boss who liked to divide problems into two groups: ant issues, which are those annoying little everyday things, and elephants – big, thunderous issues that can cause havoc if left to run […]

Time to Connect!

July 10, 2017 By Donna McNett Recently, out of the clear blue, a vendor emailed me for MSA membership advice. Surprisingly, she actually found me through an MSA blog. She is an artist/craftsman and her work is beautiful — at least what I could tell from the photos she attached. Her sales have been successful but […]

Creating the Consignment Connection

June 26, 2017 By Pam Pesetti Consigning items in your Museum Store can be a wonderful way to support local talent, and a beneficial revenue booster if done with intent and honesty. The key is clear guidelines, contracts, and communication. Once your criteria are in place, you will be more confident in communicating with artists […]

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 […]