Ideas for Museum Store Sunday
The level of participation is entirely up to each institution – from as simple as putting up a sign on that day in your stores, or offering a special item or discount to shoppers. All participants will receive the tool kit and suggestions to help plan for a successful Museum Store Sunday.
Curate a beautiful selection of holiday merchandise especially for the day. Perhaps work with a trusted vendor to create some new merchandise, ready to premiere on Museum Store Sunday.
Museum Store Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to creatively engage customers of all ages. Consider setting up a coloring station for children and adults alike, using all of the beautiful art supplies for sale in your store.
Artisan Trunk Show
Host a trunk show for a single local artisan or perhaps host a Holiday Market featuring a selection of local vendors. Offer light refreshments and invite a local musician. Be creative and entertain your patrons.
Reach out to Other Local Museums
Have you ever gone to a pub crawl...how about a museum crawl? Reach out to other local museums in your area and coordinate activities for patrons in your city.
Schedule a book signing, work with your museum cafe to host a tea time. Perhaps you can host an outdoor specialty event or ask your institution to offer complimentary entrance to a special exhibit.
Invite a local chef to do a cooking demonstration. Offer samples of your unique gourmet foods and teas. Perhaps patrons can sample the fare on napkins and mugs from the store.