Museum Shops Association of Australia & New Zealand

The only professional organisation dedicated to cultural retail management in Australasia

Museum Store Sunday

Museum Store Sunday

In association with MSA (USA) & the Association for Cultural Enterprise (ACE) in the UK, the MSAANZ is laying claim to Museum Store Sunday (MSS), November 26, 2017 as THE day to shop and support museum stores worldwide.  The goal is to encourage holiday shoppers to visit museum stores and experience the unique offerings of non-profit retailers. For 2017, November 26 is our date for stores at museums and other cultural institutions worldwide to claim for ourselves and put the spotlight on the unique retail experiences and meaningful gift giving provided.

Initiated by the Museum Store Association (MSA) the event has already gone global and MSA’s International Advocacy Committee is hard at work in developing a Museum Store Sunday brand identity, and plans for marketing, communications, sponsorships, events, promotions and an event website, www.museumstoresunday.org  that will debut in September.

Museum Store Sunday participation is available to all non-profit retailers, including both MSAANZ members and non-members. MSAANZ members will receive a MSS marketing tool kit, as well as event and publicity assistance, so membership to the MSAANZ is highly recommended to any participant who wants to make the most of this fantastic new initiative.

For additional information, download the Museum Store Sunday Fact Sheet 

Promotional Ideas

Here are a few promotional ideas to get you started. Logos and web banners will be in your marketing toolkit (available soon) along with more ideas and suggestions.

  • 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. Please take a moment to register your interest and we’ll add your organisation to the  Australasian list of participating venues below, and to the global list on theglobal Museum Store Sunday website . 

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

Australasian Participants

Auckland War Memorial Museum  – Tamaki Paenga Hira, Auckland, NZ

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Melbourne, AUS

Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, AUS

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Center, Beaconsfield, AUS

Cable Car Museum, Wellington, NZ

City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, NZ

Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, Dorrigo, AUS

Healesville Sanctuary, Healesville, AUS

Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne, AUS

Mercury Bay Museum, Whitianga, NZ

Museums Wellington – Te Waka Huia o nga Taonga Tuku Iho, Wellington, NZ

Nairn Street Cottage, Wellington, NZ

National Museum of Australia, Canberra, AUS

National Wool Museum, Geelong, AUS

Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, NZ

Space Place at Carter Observatory, Wellington, NZ

The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, NZ

Wellington Museum, Wellington, NZ

Werribee Open Range Zoo, Werribee, AUS

Zoos Victoria, Melbourne, AUS

The Souvereign Hill Museum Association, Ballarat, AUS

New Zealand Cricket Museum, Wellington, NZ

Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, Auckland, NZ

Museum of Transport & Technology (MOTAT), Auckland, NZ

Auckland Zoo, Auckland, NZ

National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy, Auckland, NZ

Toitu  – Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, NZ

The Dunedin Chinese Garden, Dunedin, NZ

Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart, AUS

Melbourne Museum, Melbourne, AUS

Scienceworks, Melbourne, AUS

Museums Victoria, Melbourne, AUS

Te Tuhi, Pakuranga, NZ

Bendigo Visitor Centre, Bendigo, AUS

Nelson Provincial Museum  – Pupuri Taonga o Te Tai Ao, NZ

New Zealand Maritime Museum – Hui Te Ananui a Tangaroa, NZ

Art Gallery of New South Wales, AUS

Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre, NZ

Central Deborah Gold Mine, AUS

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