2017 MSAANZ Retail Recognition Awards

2017 MSAANZ Retail Recognition Awards

The
Museum Shops Association of Australia & New Zealand’s 2017
Retail Recognition Awards, celebrating innovation and
creativity in the unique field of cultural retailing were
celebrated at an awards dinner in Sydney on the 21st of
September.

The judges found that winners included a wide
range of museums, galleries and some truly inspired
approaches to developing product that supports the arts, and
our history.

The MSAANZ Retail Recognition Award Dinner
was generously supported by Science & Nature. Managing
Director Nigel Kirby congratulated all the finalists and
winners for their hard work and creativity.

Best
New Bespoke Product or Range (Turnover less than
1M)

Winner: Australian
Centre for the Moving Image: ACMI for “RMIT & ACMI
Collaboration”

The judges commended the range
on the provision of an opportunity for young designers to
gain experience in a commercial venture, the constant use of
the “Moving Image” theme throughout the range, and the
excellent follow up promotion via Creative Victoria, Fashion
Victoria, RMIT & ACMI Social Media.

Highly
Commended
: Museums Wellington – Te Waka
Huia o Nga Taonga Tuku Iho for “Wellington Architectural
Medley”

The judges commented on the imaginative
use of the City of Wellington architectural highlights and
history, and an excellent range of products catering to a
broad range of customers.

Best New Bespoke
Product or Range (Turnover greater than
1M)

Winner: Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland
War Memorial Museum for “Volume: Making Music in
Aotearoa”

The Judges commented that the range
“presents a wide variety of price points and product
types, catering to a broad range of customers. All products
were produced using suppliers local to Auckland where
possible, or at the least within New Zealand. Environmental
consciousness has been recognised through the use of organic
and unbleached fabrics. There is clear & cohesive design
with minimalistic black & white style across all
products.

Best Pop-up Store or Store Special
Event

Winner: Tāmaki Paenga Hira
Auckland War Memorial Museum for “Volume: Making Music in
Aotearoa”

The Judges commended this pop up
store on its retro theming, and collaborative work with Sony
& the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame trust. The addition of
supporting product to create an immersive experience of a
retro record store was outstanding.

The MSAANZ Executive
wishes to congratulate all winners and entrants for their
hard work, and thanks our Judges Nigel Kirby of Science &
Nature, and Larry McInerney, previously of Museums Victoria
for their time and
expertise.

ENDS

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