Patron Passport: Philadelphia Area Museum Stores Collaborate for Museum Store Sunday
On Sunday, November 25, 2018, for the second year in a row, more than 950 museum stores representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, twelve countries, and four continents will offer inspired shopping at museums and cultural institutions on Museum Store Sunday. In the Philadelphia area, fourteen regional museums are collaborating to present the PATRON PASSPORT, a self-guided tour of local museum stores including The Barnes Foundation, The Brandywine River Museum of Art, Delaware Art Museum, Eastern State Penitentiary, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Grounds for Sculpture, Hagley Museum, Mutter Museum, National Museum of American Jewish History, New Jersey State Museum, Penn Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Winterthur Museum, Library and Gardens. As a special promotion, most stores participating in the PATRON PASSPORT will offer a 25% store wide discount to visitors.
Patrons can pick up a printed passport at any one of the locations beginning October 19, 2018. The PATRON PASSPORT is a guide to all locations and includes an entry form to be entered to win the Grand Giveaway, a gift basket valued at more than $850 filled with museum store products from all participating museums.
Julie Steiner, Director of Retail Operations at The Barnes Foundation and an organizer of this event, stated: “We are so excited to engage our region in the support of museums and cultural institutions. Museum Store Sunday offers a unique shopping experience, where visitors can find a broad assortment of highly curated, mission specific gifts. Patrons will find clothing, jewelry, home accessories, children’s items, books, artwork and so much more. Our local community can shop knowing their purchase supports the mission, education and programming of their favorite museum.”
Each location will offer various events and special in-store promotions. The Brandywine River Museum of Art will debut a limited-edition Andrew Wyeth print, Winterthur Museum is offering a complimentary Discover Yuletide at Winterthur with a purchase of $50 or more, The New Jersey State Museum Shop is offering 25% off Museum Membership, and many others are hosting food tastings, trunk shows and unique specials. Patrons can visit https://museumstoresunday.org/participating-museums/ for a complete list of events.
At each location on the PATRON PASSPORT, admission to the museum is not required to visit the store. *Some exclusions apply for the 25% discount. Visit each store for specific discounts and events. Grand Giveaway Rules can be found here.