MSA is laying claim to Museum Store Sunday (MSS), November 26, 2017 as THE day to shop and support museum stores worldwide. The goal is to encourage holiday shoppers to visit museum stores and experience the unique offerings of non-profit retailers. For 2017, November 26 is our date for stores at museums and other cultural institutions worldwide to claim for ourselves and put the spotlight on the unique retail experiences and meaningful gift giving provided.
Initiated by the Museum Store Association (MSA) in partnership with the Association for Cultural Enterprises (ACE) in the UK, and the Museum Shops Association of Australia & New Zealand (MSAANZ), the event has already gone global and MSA’s Advocacy Committee is hard at work in developing a Museum Store Sunday brand identity, and plans for marketing, communications, sponsorships, events, promotions and an event website, www.museumstoresunday.org that will debut in September.
Museum Store Sunday participation is available to all non-profit retailers, including both MSA members and non-members. MSA members will receive a MSS marketing tool kit, as well as event and publicity assistance, so membership to MSA is highly recommended to any participant who wants to make the most of this fantastic opportunity.
For additional information, download the Museum Store Sunday Fact Sheet.
Download the Museum Store Sunday press release.
Support Museum Store Sunday
If you’d like to support Museum Store Sunday by becoming a Founding or Charter Sponsor, please complete this form. Founding and Charter Sponsors will be permanently recognized for their contributions to the success of Museum Store Sunday.
We’d like to recognize our Founding and Charter Sponsors who have generously donated to support Museum Store Sunday:
Museum Store Products, Inc.
Popcorn Custom Products
1,000Museums powered by Art Authority
Andoniadis Retail Services
Applewood Books, Inc.
Ari Lowenstein, Emergent Workshop
Art of Museums
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
David Howell and Company
doyle & associates retail consultants
Found Image Press
Gabriel Ofiesh Jewelry
Ione Saroyan, MSA VP 2017-18
Julie Steiner, MSA President 2017-18
MP Barcelona, Inc.
Museum Masterworks, Inc.
Paul Stewart-Stand & Nik Castronova
The Barnes Foundation
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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