MSA STORE OF THE MONTH PROGRAM

The Museum Store Association community is comprised of many different types and sizes of museum stores encompassing the broad diversity of our parent institutions. Great stores of all scale exist in a variety of settings and extend the institution’s experience to its visitors and beyond. MSA seeks to recognize the unique qualities and individual characteristics of museum stores with the “MSA STORE OF THE MONTH” designation, culminating with the “MSA STORE OF THE YEAR” recognition at our annual conference and expo, MSA FORWARD in the spring of each year.

Who

All current institution members can apply for MSA STORE OF THE MONTH. MSA STORE OF THE YEAR will be selected from that year’s winners of STORE OF THE MONTH.

What

MSA STORE OF THE MONTH and MSA STORE OF THE YEAR is a recognition program for our community’s institution stores.

When

MSA STORE OF THE MONTH entries can be made with the entry form to be submitted to MSA no later than the 15th of the preceding month for the monthly award. For example, to be considered for the October award, entries must be received by MSA no later than September 15. Entries are to be submitted to info@museumstoreassociation.org.

Where

MSA STORE OF THE MONTH is awarded monthly and culminates with the MSA STORE OF THE YEAR award at MSA annual conference and expo, MSA FORWARD in the spring of each year.

Why

MSA STORE OF THE MONTH and MSA STORE OF THE YEAR recognize outstanding achievement within our community. This recognition and appreciation is vital to our stores, members, community, and institutions as it confirms that their existence and work is valued by others. When our stores and their work are valued, their support within their institutions and their community rises.

How

MSA STORE OF THE MONTH is reviewed by the Education Advisory Group (EAG) consisting of key MSA leaders from the board, staff and EAG committee members. To determine the MSA STORE OF THE YEAR recipient, the MSA STORE OF THE MONTH WINNERS will be presented to institutional members for a vote, and the award will be presented by the MSA Board at MSA FORWARD.