Applications now open

International Exchange Programme 2020

Applications are now open for our fully subsidised international exchange programme, a partnership between the Association for Cultural Enterprises and Museum Store Association (MSA).

This is your chance to attend and deliver a session at MSA Forward in Cleveland, Ohio on 23-27 April 2020, with return flights and three hotel nights included.

The successful candidate will be required to present a 60 minute session at MSA Forward 2020, as well as write two blog posts.

The exchange programme offers a unique opportunity to make new international contacts, enhance your professional development, and promote your organisation overseas. Our 2019 recipient, Louise Kirby, Director of Operations & People at The Deep, found it a hugely rewarding experience – read about Louise’s experience here.

Your proposed session must meet the following criteria:

  • Presents a topic or case study that demonstrates thought leadership in museum retail
  • Presents an innovative project or a solution to a common museum retail issue
  • Presents a topic commercially relevant with educational value, including real-life experience

All applications must be received by Friday 30 August 2019. Please note you must be a Full Member of the Association for Cultural Enterprises to apply.

Louise Kirby speaking at MSA Forward 2019 in San Diego

The welcome I received was incredible. It was a pleasure to deliver my presentation and sense a natural, genuine zest for knowledge, learning and information-sharing among our international community

Louise Kirby, The Deep

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