Your stores extend the experience that your institutions strive to create—into the lives, homes and memories of your patrons.
And you are the key to creating a profitable, meaningful retail space that inspires them.

The new Museum Store Association Individual Membership gives you access to the knowledge, resources and community you need to create a thriving, revenue-producing store that supports the greater mission of your institution—and the greater mission of YOU!

Individual Membership Prices
$175 / 1 member
$150 / 2-3 members*
$125 / 4-6 members*

*per member from the same institution

Individual Membership is available to nonprofit retail professionals. Vendors and service providers, please visit Vendor Membership.

Institutions and professionals, please contact

Why Individual Membership?

  • Learning Opportunities & Publications Webinars, regional events and Museum Store Association publications that give you cutting-edge knowledge, new ideas and access to the minds of leaders in the profession.
  • NEW! MSA Certificate Program Get the knowledge you need to ensure your continued career growth and to advocate for yourself and your business. MSA’s Certificate program offers a flexible menu of coursework to meet your budget, schedule and interests.
  • ShopTalk MSA’s online community where you can ask questions, find products, gather ideas and connect with peers every day.
  • Your Membership Stays With You The new Museum Store Association Individual Membership is yours—it goes wherever you go. It remains your resource for professional development in your field and offers tools to take with you on your career path.
  • Peer Groups Eight MSA regional chapters where you can become part of the success and future of your association and gain valuable leadership experience as a committee or board member.
  • Money-Saving Programs Access to museum store business partners who offer discounts on products and services you need, and discounts at hundreds of museum stores across the country.
  • MSAProductShop Your one-stop resources for the best museum store products from the best museum store vendors.

Benefits of Membership


Chapter Membership & Events
MSA Member Directory
ShopTalk–MSA’s Online Community
Eligibility to Present at MSA Conferences


Career Development
Weekly eNewsletter
30% Bookstore Discount
Museum Store Magazine Print & Online
Scholarship Eligibility
Two Free Educational Webinars

Do Business

Annual Conference & Expo
2014 Retail Industry Report
Access to Member Directory
Use of MSA vendor/member logo