Sunday 25 November 2018 is Museum Shop Sunday, a great platform to attract new customers on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year – but you need to be prepared! Here are a few tips and tricks to make the most of this unique opportunity.
ACE Commercial Manager Catherine Pank discovers beautiful Belfast, with a sneak preview of an exciting ACE event coming up later this year...
I’ve not been to Belfast more than 15 years, and boy has it changed! The amazing weather probably contributed – the day I was there recently was the hottest on record, and it felt like I was in St Tropez rather than Belfast docks!
Robin Cantrill-Fenwick today joins the Association for Cultural Enterprises in the new role of Director of Digital and Communications, to lead the delivery of an ambitious digital transformation programme.
Trade shows and comparative shopping are a prerequisite for cultural retailers. If, that is, a retailer is lucky enough to convince the powers that be that getting out and about is an intrinsic and compulsory part of the job. Your colleagues might think you’ve gone on a bit of a jolly, but this is the hardest work we do all year, and could have implications for far longer.
Caroline Keppel-Palmer from Museum Bookstore, shares her tips for turning size to your advantage. To hear more, come along to Caroline's talk on Friday 2 March at ACE2018.
As a new company, Museum Bookstore is small. Like many museums promoting books and goods online, we have to find creative ways to turn our small size to our advantage. Here are some of our tips for doing just that:
Sunday 26 November 2017 was the first ever Museum Shop Sunday and we're delighted to report that it was a huge success! Nearly 700 venues took part worldwide, which was phenomenal. Over 125 venues in the UK, Ireland and even Hungary put on special events and promotions on the day, attracting new customers to enjoy shopping for unique and special Christmas gifts in the relaxing and inspiring surroundings of their local museum or gallery.
Bookings are now open for the ACE Conference and Trade Show to be held in Brighton on 1 and 2 March 2018. The annual ACE Conference is an unmissable networking and learning opportunity for anyone involved in income generation in the cultural sector, offering the chance to meet and share ideas with colleagues, learn about best practice, and hear the latest thinking in the field of cultural commerce.