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2019 NZ Cultural Retail Forum

Cultural Retail Forum

Join us in Auckland for the annual MSAANZ Cultural Retail Forum for New Zealand on Wednesday the 6th of March, at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki.

This specialist event brings together retail managers, marketers and buyers from across the cultural sector to learn and network, and provides knowledge and tips on how cultural institutions can run their stores more effectively.

We are proud to announce Matthew Oliver, Retail Operations Manager from the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Sydney Australia as our keynote speaker, alongside a line up of recognised industry specialists.

Lunch, light refreshments and closing drinks will be provided.

Full programme details will be released shortly. To register please download the form below. 

NZ CULTURAL RETAIL FORUM 2019 REGISTRATION FORM


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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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Its not too late! Register for MSAANZ18 Now!

It’s Not Too Late: Register for the MSAANZ18 Annual Conference now!

The 2018 Annual Conference will take place on the 1st – 3rd of August, at Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne, Australia, and features a broad range of international and local experts including our keynote speaker Peter van Mullem from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

To download the conference programme, and to register CLICK HERE


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MSAANZ18 Keynote Speaker Announced

The Museum Shops Association of Australia & New Zealand are  proud to announce Peter van Mullem from the Van Gogh Museum as this year’s Keynote Speaker at our annual conference to be held in Melbourne, alongside a line up of both local and international industry specialists.

Peter is the Manager Ecommerce for Van Gogh Enterprises (VGME) who are the museum’s commercial subsidiary, and is a member of the senior management team. Prior to his role at the Van Gogh Museum, Peter managed eCommerce activities in several sectors (e.g. fashion, personal healthcare) where he developed his passion for improving the visitor experience with focus on improved results.

Further programme details will be released shortly, for more information and to register  please click here.

 

Cultural Retail Forum at Space Place


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2018 New Zealand Cultural Retail Forum

Join us in Wellington for the inaugural MSAANZ Cultural Retail Forum for New Zealand on Thursday the 10th of May, at Space Place at Carter Observatory. This specialist event will bring together retail managers and buyers from across the cultural sector to learn and network, and will provide knowledge on how cultural institutions can run their stores more effectively.

We are proud to announce Stephen Quinn, Retail Operations Manager from the National Museum of Australia as our keynote speaker, alongside a line up of international recognised industry specialists, including Chris Wilkinson from First Retail Group Ltd, and Lisa Varga from the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Lunch, refreshments and closing drinks will be provided.

To register please click on the link below.

NZ CULTURAL RETAIL FORUM 2018 REGISTRATION FORM