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2018 Retail Recognition Awards Winners Announced

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2018 Museums Shops Association of Australia & New Zealand Retail Recognition Awards.

The MSAANZ Retail Recognition Awards promote excellence by recognising institutions who have developed outstanding bespoke products or ranges, that exemplify the highest standards and innovative practice, and engage with diverse audiences. The award winners serve as inspirational leaders to the cultural retail sector: they embody the membership body’s stated values of developing expertise and maximising creativity.

This year there were a record number of entries, from Australia and New Zealand, testament to the high level of innovative practice in the sector. The judging panel had a difficult task in selecting a handful of winners and finalists but were really impressed by the diversity of projects.

We’d like to thank our judges, Larry McInerney, Ang Doake and Karryn Baudet who carefully assessed the entries and negotiated fiercely to agree on the final shortlists. Thank you too, to all of the organisations that entered this year’s Awards. The breadth of entries was extraordinary and it is a real privilege to witness the huge amount of time, expertise and professionalism that goes into these projects, in museums, zoo’s and galleries large and small.

The MSAANZ Retail Recognition Awards are kindly sponsored by Science & Nature.

Best Product or Range – Turnover over 1 million.

WINNER – The National Museum of Australia, for Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters

Finalist – Auckland Art Gallery, for The Corsini Collection

Finalist – Auckland War Memorial Museum, for Being Chinese in Aotearoa

Best Product or Range – Turnover under 1 million.

WINNER – Wellington Zoo, for Conservation Colouring & Activity Book

Finalist – The Dowse Art Museum, for The Pattern Project

Finalist – ACMI, for Wonderland.

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People’s Choice Awards

This year for the first time, all finalists were entered in to a people’s choice award, which was nvoted on by the members and conference delegates.

The winner of the People’s Choice Award for 2018 is ACMI, for Wonderland.

Congratulations again to all those who entered, and to our winners and finalists.


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2018 MSAANZ Retail Recognition Awards Finalists Announced

Congratulations to all the finalists in the 2018 MSAANZ Retail Recognition Awards!

There were a record number of entries, and our hard-working judges had a tough job to select those most deserving of recognition. The winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner, Thursday the 2nd of August 20 May, the second evening of the MSAANZ18 conference in Melbourne, Australia.

The finalists are:

Best New Product or Range – Turnover under 1 million

The Dowse Art Museum: The Pattern Project

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) : Wonderland

Wellington Zoo: Conservation Colouring & Activity Book

Best New Product or Range – Turnover over 1 million

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira: Being Chinese in Aotearoa: A Photographic Journey

National Museum of Australia: Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters

Auckland Art Gallery: The Corsini Collection

All finalists are automatically entered in to the People’s Choice Award, which will be judges by our members online and at conference.

Congratulations again to all finalists, and to those of you who entered.


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MSAANZ Retail Recognition Awards

Entries for the MSAANZ Retail Recognition Awards are now open. Celebrating the best in Cultural Retail across New Zealand and Australia, the Award Winners will be announced during the MSAANZ18 Conference Dinner on the evening of Thursday the 2nd of August  2018, with entries open to both Member & Non-Member Cultural Institutions.

Judging of the awards involves a banded system of entry – separating venues turning over less than one million dollars  per year and those over one million dollars.

Recognition award categories include:

  • Best New Bespoke Product or Range
  • People’s Choice Award (awarded by the conference delegates)

To enter, please download the form and guidelines below, and submit your entry no later than 5pm June 30th 2018.

MSAANZ Awards Entry Form 2018

If you have any questions about the process or the ceremony please CONTACT US

2017 Retail Recognition Awards Winners

Best New Product or Range (turnover less than 1 million)

Winner –  Australian Center for the Moving Image (ACMI) for “RMIT & ACMI Collaboration”

Highly Commended – Museums Wellington for “Wellington Architectural Medley”

Best New Product or Range (turnover over than 1 million)

Winner – Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum for “Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa”

Retail Recognition Awards

 


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2018 Service IQ Museum Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the Museum Shops Association of Australia & New Zealand Best New Product or Range Award at last nights 2018 Service IQ Museum Awards in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The Service IQ Museum Awards celebrate the most engaging, visionary, resourceful and innovative exhibitions, programmes and museum project, and the MSAANZ is proud to have partnered with Museums Aotearoa for the second year in sponsoring this award.

Awards host Christchurch Art Gallery won the Award for Best New Product or Range (over $1 million turnover), with their ‘Look Mum, No Hands’ range developed with artist Wayne Youle. The Dowse Art Museum’s collaborative ‘The Pattern Project’ was also a winner in this category for (under $1 million turnover).

The ServiceIQ New Zealand Museum Awards are generously supported by ServiceIQ. Abbe Todd who represented ServiceIQ at the Awards ceremony, congratulated all the finalists and winners, saying that, “Museums and galleries are the special places where our stories are told. They connect us, and our visitors, to all those wonderful stories and carry them into the future for generations to come. The winners of every category should be congratulated, and seen as an inspiring example of what can be achieved when dedication, education and entertainment combine.”


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Finalists Announced: 2018 Service IQ New Zealand Museum Awards

Congratulations to all the finalists in the 2018 Service IQ New Zealand Museum Awards, and in particular the finalists in the Museum Shops Association of Australia and New Zealand Best New product or range award. There were a record number of entries, and our hard-working judges had a tough job to select those most deserving of recognition. =The winners will be winners on Sunday 20 May, the first evening of the MA18 conference in Christchurch.

Museum Shops Association of Australia and New Zealand Award – Best new product or range

Christchurch Art Gallery Look Mum No Hands

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira Being Chinese in Aotearoa: A photographic journey

Te Manawa, Palmerston North Santa’s Cave Centenary Collectibles

The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt The Pattern Project

 


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ServiceIQ New Zealand Museum Awards 2018: MSAANZ Best New Product or Range


The MSAANZ is proud to once again be supporting the Best New Product or Range Award in collaboration with Museums Aotearoa, at the ServiceIQ New Zealand Museum Awards 2018: Celebrating innovation, community engagement and cutting-edge practice.

Entries are now open!

Now in their 11th year, the annual New Zealand Museum Awards recognise excellence and innovation in projects, exhibitions, service, retail and accessibility. The awards are open to all museums, galleries, cultural and heritage visitor attractions who are members of Museums Aotearoa.

No matter what size or speciality, this is a really great opportunity to gain recognition for the amazing work that your organisation has been doing over the last year. The ServiceIQ New Zealand Museum Awards are generously supported by Industry Training Organisation for New Zealand’s service industries, ServiceIQ. The awards celebrate the unique and creative ways museums bring collections and stories to life and recognise the skills and expertise of the people who make it all happen. This does not always require big budgets and as well as the separate exhibition categories, judges have the option to specifically recognise smaller museums in other categories.

This year there are 10 award categories to choose from including the “Arts for All” award which was offered for the first time in 2017, developed in partnership with Arts Access Aotearoa. There will be several panels of specialist judges made up of professionals from across each discipline (Art, Science and Technology, Social History, Taonga Māori, Visitor Experience, Public Programmes, Arts Access and Museum Retail). Their decisions will be reviewed and collated by an overview panel that also decides the supreme award. Judges will be announced in late March.

Entries are due by 5pm on Tuesday 10 April and the finalists will be announced in early May. Winners and finalists of the 2018 awards will be acknowledged and celebrated in a public ceremony on Sunday 20 May at Christchurch Art Gallery.

2018 Categories are:

Exhibition Excellence – Art

Exhibition Excellence – Science and Technology

Exhibition Excellence – Social History

Exhibition Excellence – Taonga Māori

Most Innovative use of Te Reo Māori

ServiceIQ Museum Visitor Experience Award

Most Innovative Public Programme

Museum Project Excellence Award

Arts Access Museum Award

MSAANZ Best New Product/Best New Range Award

For full details, terms and conditions, see the Museums Aotearoa website or contact MA by email or tel 04 499 1313.

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2017 Retail Recognition Awards

The MSAANZ 2017 Retail Recognition Awards,  celebrating innovation and creativity in the unique field of cultural retailing were celebrated at an awards dinner in Sydney on the 21st of September.

The judges found that winners included a wide range of museums, galleries and some truly inspired approaches to developing product that supports the arts, and our history.

The MSAANZ Retail Recognition Award Dinner was generously supported by Science & Nature. Managing Director Nigel Kirby congratulated all the finalists and winners for their hard work and creativity.

Best New Bespoke Product or Range (Turnover less than 1M)

Winner: Australian Centre for the Moving Image: ACMI for “RMIT & ACMI Collaboration”

The judges commended the range on the provision of an opportunity for young designers to gain experience in a commercial venture, the constant use of the “Moving Image” theme throughout the range, and the excellent follow up promotion via Creative Victoria, Fashion Victoria, RMIT & ACMI social Media.

Highly Commended: Museums Wellington – Te Waka Huia o Nga Taonga Tuku Iho for  “Wellington Architectural Medley”

The judges commented on the imaginative use of the City of Wellington architectural highlights and history, and an excellent range of products.

Best New Bespoke Product or Range (Turnover greater than 1M)

Winner: Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum for “Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa”

The Judges commented that the range “presents a wide variety of price points and product types, catering to a broad range of customers. All products were  produced using suppliers local to Auckland where possible, or at the least within New Zealand. Environmental consciousness has been recognised through the use of organic and unbleached fabrics. There is clear & cohesive design with minimalistic black & white style across all products.

Best Pop-up Store or Store Special Event

Winner: Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum for “Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa”

The Judges commended this pop up store on its retro theming, and collaborative work with Sony & the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame trust. The addition of supporting product to create an immersive experience of a retro record store was outstanding.

The MSAANZ Executive wishes to congratulate all winners and entrants for their hard work, and thanks our Judges Nigel Kirby of Science & Nature, and Larry McInerny, previously of Museums Victoria for their time and expertise.


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MSAANZ Retail Recognition Awards

This year we are pleased to announce our Inaugural MSAANZ Retail Recognition Awards to coincide with our annual conference in Sydney later this year.

These awards will celebrate the best of cultural commerce throughout Australia & New Zealand, with categories ranging from Best New Bespoke Product or Range, through to Best Online Presence, and a Peoples Choice Award.

Award winners will be announced during the #MSAANZ17 Conference Dinner on the evening of the 21st of September 2017, with entries open to both Member & Non-Member Cultural Institutions. Judging of the awards will involve a banded system of entry – separating venues turning over less than one million dollars per year and those over one million dollars.

For more information on these awards, and to download an entry form, please go to https://msaanz.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/MSAANZ-Awards-Entry-Form-2017.pdf