Entries by Patrick Goar

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 […]

PRO-File: Vendor Member Catie Riordan

January 7, 2019 By Julie Steiner Catie Riordan is the vice president of retail for Enterprise Ireland in the U.S. Based in New York City, Catie supports Irish retail businesses expand their business and grow in the U.S. and is proud to work with MSA. Catie is a Dublin native and has been living in […]

In the Unlikely Event of an Emergency

December 10, 2018 By Dan Ayers-Price, Director of Retail, Key West Art & Historical Society Sitting on an airplane recently, I actually listened to the canned flight-safety spiel that we all have memorized and tend to ignore. It dawned on me that their choice of verbiage is designed to lessen our concern almost to the point […]

Countdown to — The Retail Super Bowl!

November 26, 2018 By Jennifer Barnella I can still hear my parents arguing. She said it, I swear. Well, I wasn’t in the room so, it doesn’t count! My sister and I would then snicker and go back to playing our Atari 2600, coloring with a well-loved pack of Crayola 64’s, or pulling each other’s hair […]