Entries by fernley-fernley

Museum Store Sunday: A Tale of One City

September 10, 2018 By Lori Brazos When I heard of Museum Store Sunday for the first time, my immediate thought was “brilliant!” What a perfect way to promote museum stores. Not only do we have the best selection of awesome things, but purchases also support worthy institutions; it’s a win-win situation. I have seen the success of Small […]

Keeping our Chapter Scholarship Funds Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

August 20, 2018 By Ava Maxwell As cliché as it sounds, keeping our scholarship funds healthy and wealthy will result in chapters filled with wise members! Utilizing the resources, invaluable education and information, and networking provided at chapter conferences, as well as at a national conference, can be the difference between stellar museum retail professionals […]


Monday, June 11, 2018 MSA is always seeking relevant content for our bi-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 share […]

Reflecting on MSA Forward 2018

May 14, 2018 By Nancy Dunitz I just returned from the Museum Store Association‘s annual meeting and expo in Washington DC.  It was the first time Dunitz & Company has attended and I have several colleagues to thank for that. For years I have interacted (and sold to) museum buyers at larger trade shows such as NY NOW.  In […]

Rewarding (and Awarding) the Spirit of MSA

May 9, 2018 From April 26 – 30, over  600 MSA members—museum store professionals and vendors alike—had the opportunity to come together to learn, buy, sell, network and explore at MSA FORWARD 2018: Mastering Non-Profit Retail, the 63rd annual Retail Conference & Expo, in Washington, DC. Our time in DC was incredible! We took part […]

Tidbits and more of Washington DC

April 9, 2018 By Michael Higdon and Colin Bill The Washington Cherry Blossoms were on their way to reaching peak bloom this past weekend, the city has sprung alive with spring-breakers dotting around to visit the many historical and cultural sites that make DC one of the most enriching cities in America, and the MSA FORWARD 2018 Conference […]