Over 1000 Museums Take Part in Museum Store Sunday Today

Today, over 1,000 museum stores representing all 50 states, 15 countries, and four continents will offer relaxing, inspired shopping inside your favorite museums and cultural institutions during Museum Store Sunday. From books to jewelry to children’s products to home accessories and gourmet food, there is something for everyone. Find a list of participating institutions near you.

Through their purchases, shoppers will support museums and cultural institutions, enabling ongoing and future appreciation and knowledge. Proceeds from purchases at museum stores support the missions and programming of museums.

“After our launch success in 2017, we are excited to welcome a growing number of great institutions to be a part of Museum Store Sunday 2018. This initiative gives people a chance to support local
businesses, give back to the community through local non-profit museums, support good
causes, find unique holiday gifts, and enjoy an entertaining and educational experience at
favorite museums, all at the same time,” commented Ione Saroyan, President of the MSA Board of Directors and Director of Merchandise Operations at the New-York Historical Society Museum and Library.

Museum Store Sunday posterMuseum Store Sunday will offer special shopping experiences showcasing broad assortments of highly curated, unique, mission-specific gifts. This year’s campaign for Museum Store Sunday is “25 on the 25th.” A variety of participating museum stores will offer 25% off discounts during the day, along with other “25 on the 25th” promotions and events to commemorate the day.

Museum Store Sunday is managed by the Museum Store Association based in Washington, DC, 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.

Image: Waterloo Region Museum / Scott Webb / Unsplash

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