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Museum Shops

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Latest Activity: Feb 28, 2013

Welcome to the Museum Shops Group

This group was created for those interested in or working with museum shops. 

 

Quick Links to Museum Shops Resources

 

Associations & Organizations

Museum Store Association (MSA)

Museum Store Association Code of Ethics

 

Conferences & Events

Museum Store Association Conference, New Orleans, April 14-16, 2012

Museum Expressions

 

Publications

Directory of MSA Members

Museum Store Magazine

 

Downloads & More

Educational Videos on the MSA YouTube Channel

 

*Check back regularly for more resources as this list is continuously updated

Do you know of additional Museum Shop Resources? Please post them in the comments field!

 

last updated January 29, 2013

 

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Conversion (penetration) rates

Started by Jerry Symonds. Last reply by Stephanie Peters Apr 8, 2011. 1 Reply

Hi there, I am interested in what conversion rates we are all achieving (percentage of museum visitors making purchases in store), what a target rate should be and what steps can be taken to maximise…Continue

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Comment by Megan Southwood on February 20, 2012 at 1:01am

Hi Museum Shops Group Members-

I am in the process of adding links to resources for this discussion & resource group. Please take a look and let me know what I've missed! I hope you are enjoying the network and that  you'll invite your friends and colleagues to join the network as well. This is a great group to share museum shops resources and ideas with each other!

Comment by Megan Southwood on February 20, 2012 at 12:59am

I don't normally highlight products for museum shops, but I found a product that provides such a great interactive experience at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC that I wanted to get the word out.

The AMAZING Card is a product from the Netherlands that looks like a typcial card you would find in any museum gift shop, but it is actually a stereo viewer that allows you to see images in 3D. I bought six and I just couldn't put them down. It is really a fun experience to be able to view your favorite works of art in a three-dimensional image. Your eyes just travel endlessly from one detail to another. I would love to own the entire collection!

The stereo viewers are available featuring works of art, black & white photography, science and nature. So, the viewers would be a great great addition to the gift shops of almost any type of museum, zoo, aquarium or even botanic garden.

I think these would also be a great addition to any educational programs for children.

Another great option is to custom order these viewers with reproductions of works from your museum's collection. You can take photos (with two cameras at the same time) and send them to the company to be turned into custom-made viewers for your shop. Stereo Boxes and Stereo Cards are also available.

The Amazing Card was awarded the Museum Expressions Award for Best Product of 2008 in Paris.

Gift shops can check out the website for distribution information.

The rest of us can order these viewers directly from the website!


Images from The AMAZING Card website www.amazingcard.nl.

Comment by Megan Southwood on October 9, 2011 at 4:25am

 

Check out a video from the

Museum Store Association Conference and Expo 2011

 

Product sourcing! Educational sessions! Networking opportunities! Cultural commerce professionals can find it all in one location at the annual MSA Conference & Expo! Join your colleagues for the only event designed specifically for buyers at cultural institutions.

 

More videos can be found on the Museum Store Association's YouTube Channel

 

Comment by Sam Firenze on March 23, 2011 at 5:54pm
So excited to see a Museum Shops group!
 

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Conversion (penetration) rates

Started by Jerry Symonds. Last reply by Stephanie Peters Apr 8, 2011. 1 Reply

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