Entries by Patrick Goar

PRO-File: Katherine Kornblau

July 22, 2019 By David Duddy Katherine J. Kornblau is the founder and president of KJK Jewelry, Inc., which specializes in working with museums and other cultural institutions to create custom jewelry that complements collections and exhibitions. Katherine studied art history at Oberlin College. A lifelong New Yorker, Katherine reflects on her career, the impact […]

Big Ideas from AAM’s Annual Meeting — and How They Fit Into Museum Retail Stores

June 24, 2019 By Julie Steiner Part 1: Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion I had the privilege of attending the American Alliance of Museum’s (AAM) 2019 Annual Meeting last month. I participated in learning sessions with museum professionals from all areas of the field: curators, educators, administrators, trustees, directors, collections staff, volunteers, students and more. […]

Cross-Continent Connections

April 29, 2019 By Louise Kirby, MSc Preparing for MSA FORWARD The Deep is an environmental and educational charity, employing 160 people, built to promote regeneration within Hull, the UK City of Culture. A member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums, it is renowned for its research and conservation work. Inevitably, […]

Recognizing Excellence at MSA FORWARD

April 15, 2019 By MSA Staff From March 28 to April 1, 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 2019: Create, Innovate, Educate!, the 64th annual Retail Conference & Expo, in San Diego, California. Thanks […]

Neighborhood Watch in San Diego

March 18, 2019 By Chacho Herman With MSA FORWARD being in San Diego this year, MSA gave me the unenviable task of doing a write-up about the wonders and delights of the city (thanks, David Duddy). I say unenviable because there is so much! Starting south in Tijuana (Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT), Tacos El Franc and […]

Sparking Joy: Product Development in the Age of Decluttering

March 5, 2019 By Julie Steiner  The world is awash in the trend of downsizing, decluttering and deaccessioning. Marie Kondo’s bestselling books and hit Netflix series are bringing renewed focus to minimalism, organization and eliminating anything from your home that isn’t immediately useful or that doesn’t create a frisson of joy in your life. News reports […]

Holá, Toledo!

February 18, 2019 By Pam Pesetti Arriving in the ancient hill town of Toledo, Spain, on Oct. 8, 2018, was surreal, especially given the fact that just four weeks prior, I had no plans to be in Spain. On Sept. 13, an email pinged in my inbox. This one caught my eye because it was […]