Entries by Patrick Goar

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 […]

Why Advocacy for Museum Stores Is Important

October 22, 2018 By Stuart Hata noun: advocacy public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy. “their advocacy of museum stores” synonyms: support for, backing of, promotion of, championing of; argument for, push for; informal: boosterism of “his advocacy of nonprofit retail” The word “advocacy,” a noun defined as “public support for or recommendation […]