Museum Shops Association of Australia & New Zealand

The only professional organisation dedicated to cultural retail management in Australasia

2020 MSAANZ Conference Cancellation

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It is with regret that the Museum Shops Association of Australia & New Zealand Executive Board  have made the decision to cancel the upcoming MSAANZ 2020 conference and accompanying Supplier Showcase scheduled in Melbourne for  late July, due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic and restrictions on gatherings and international travel.

While this conference was the signature event in our annual calendar for over 20 years, the MSAANZ Executive is actively exploring new ways we can provide the key themes that were being developed for the conference in an online capacity, and will be looking at replacing the event with a larger number of regional activities once it becomes feasible for us to do so.

We are still continually striving to provide valuable opportunities for our members to connect, learn, and do business throughout this time, and will still be celebrating our annual Retail Recognition Awards in a digital capacity, with more details on these coming late next week.

If you have any questions or requests, please do contact us at 

We continue to encourage our members to take all sensible precautions and measures to protect yourselves, visitors, and vulnerable whanau from COVID-19.

Many museums and zoos have escalated cleaning and sanitising regimes, and put up new notices about hand washing, sneezing/coughing into  a tissue or your elbow, and staying/going home if feeling at all unwell. Social distancing is now accepted as good practice – it is not rude to avoid shaking hands, hongi and hugs.

If you have symptoms of the Coronovirus, call
·         New Zealand Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 (+64 9 358 5453 for international SIMs) or
·         Australian Coronovirus Health Information line 1800 020 080

Author: msaanz

The only professional organisation dedicated to cultural retail management in Australasia.

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