|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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Entries are now open for the annual MSAANZ Retail Recognition Awards to coincide with our annual conference in Sydney in September.
These awards will celebrate the best of cultural commerce throughout Australia & New Zealand, with categories ranging from Best New Bespoke Product or Range, to a Peoples Choice Award.
Award winners will be announced during the #MSAANZ19 Conference Dinner on the evening of the 19th of September 2019, with entries open to ALL MSAANZ 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 and to enter go to https://msaanz.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Retail-Recognition-Awards-Entry-Form.pdf
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.