museums&MORE Summer 2012

Artist Spotlight: Andrea Rosenfeld

Fine art with a mission Andrea Rosenfeld grew up making furniture for her Lego and Lincoln Log buildings out of paper and tape, knitting clothing for her Barbie dolls and drawing constantly on any sur... more

Editor’s Letter: Trend or Tenet?

Do customers care where their products are made?This is the question that I posed to you, the readers, and I was overwhelmed with the response. There's no way I could include everything from everybody... more

Fun Facts

Blendeducation, play and retail to jump to the head of the class It's true that in this electronic age of computers and gaming, online retailers have a strong presence in the educational toy market. B... more

Lucrative Locality

Does American-made make sense? By Abby HeugelManaging Editor In a perfect world, every product that a retailer needed would be available from local vendors at an affordable price and customers would f... more

The Children’s Museum Store

The world's largest children's museum is award-winning, child approved A visit to The Children's Museum of Indianapolis — the world's largest children's museum at 500,000 square feet — isn't compl... more

The Front Door Gift Shop

Where all the senses engage for retail successNot many people can resist the smell of freshly baked cookies and coffee, which is precisely why employees at The Front Door Gift Shop at Delnor Hospital ... more

The National Aquarium

Think outside of the pondMore than 1.4 million visitors pass through the National Aquarium's doors in Baltimore every year, and along with finding more than 16,000 specimens from 660 species, visitors... more

The Perks and Challenges of Interns

Most museum stores, gift shops and retailers in general will eventually face the question: Do we need an intern? That question typically leads them to their next, which is whether they even want an in... more

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