Museum Shops Association of Australia & New Zealand

The only professional organisation dedicated to cultural retail management in Australasia

Museum Store Sunday

On Sunday, November 29, 2020, nearly 1,500 Museum Stores across 23 countries, and five continents will offer relaxing, inspired shopping inside your favourite museums and cultural institutions.

Museum Store Sunday offers a special shopping experience in one-of-a kind stores, showcasing broad assortments of highly curated, unique, mission-specific gifts. From books to jewellery to children’s products to home accessories and gourmet food, there is something for everyone. Shop knowing you are supporting the missions and programs of each participating museum and cultural institution.

Museum stores perform integral and multi-faceted work for their institutions — from earning income and extending mission-related programs, to visitor engagement and educational outreach through store products, programs, and experiences.

Revenues generated by museum stores are deposited into the operating budgets of the parent organisations, providing economic sustainability for the museum and cultural engagement for the community.

Museum Store Sunday is managed by the Museum Store Association USA, in partnership with the United Kingdom’s Association for Cultural Enterprises, and the Museum Shops Association of Australia and New Zealand.  Participation in Museum Store Sunday is open to all independently operated museum stores and non-profit retailers located at museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, historic sites, and other unique cultural institutions in the United States and internationally.

Within the Museum Store Association, The Museum Shops Association of Australia & New Zealand, and the Association for Cultural Enterprise, hundreds of volunteers have helped to create this annual celebration of the diverse collections and programs of museums and cultural institutions around the world, and the special roles these institutions hold in our communities.  We  hope you will join them in acknowledging and supporting the hundreds of volunteers, museums, and their stores worldwide dedicated to making Museum Store Sunday a success.

Promotional Ideas

Here are a few promotional ideas to get you started.

  • Organise a special event in your store
  • Run a special promotion
  • Put a banner on your website
  • Email your customers to tell them about Museum Store Sunday
  • Share your event or promotion on social media using #museumstoresunday
  • Share within your own organisation so everyone’s aware
  • Join forces with other venues in your area

Support Museum Store Sunday!

If you’re planning to take part in Museum Shop Sunday we’d love to hear from you, and especially about any ideas you may already have.

If you’re not an MSAANZ member, please contact us  to receive more information on Museum Store Sunday as it becomes available.

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