museums&MORE Spring 2015

Add-On to Your Bottom Line

If your checkout counter is the default place to stash small items and trinkets you don't know what else to do with, you could be wasting a valuable display area. After all, the checkout area is on... more

Beyond the Birthday Card

(Pictured: The Carnegie Museum of Art Design Store in Pittsburgh)By Zeke Jennings, Managing EditorAmerican shoppers will likely spend at least $7 billion on greeting cards in 2015. If it's a good sale... more

Editor’s Letter: Websites – Your first impression

Heading to the Web to check out a new restaurant, museum, zoo or just about any other business prior to trying it is commonplace in today's society.We want an idea of what we're getting into before ex... more

Harlan Schenbaum

Comforts Gift Shop Manager Harlan SchenbaumCommunity Hospital of the Monterey PeninsulaMonterey, California MM: What makes your store unique?Our hospital has been named one of the most beautiful in... more

Jane Riley

Visitor Services Supervisor Jane RileyEchoes, the Manassas Museum StoreManassas, VA What makes your store unique?   We devote our energy to creating and developing custom gifts that showcase M... more

Jennifer Stupica

Director of Finance and Administration Jennifer StupicaCoastal Discovery MuseumHilton Head, South Carolina MM: What makes your store unique? The Coastal Discovery Museum is all about inspiri... more

Manager’s Corner: Theresa Danneffel, John Ball Zoo

Museums & More recently caught up with Theresa Danneffel, who heads the Gifts of the Wild shop at John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, Michigan. MM: What is your retail background? Danneffel: I start... more

The Curiosity Shop: Where merchandise sparks the inquisitive spirit

By Leigh Jajuga, Assistant EditorWith an array of products inspiring wonderment and a thirst for knowledge, there's nothing curious about the success of the Grand Rapids Public Museum's Curiosity Shop... more

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