Owners of Art Authority and 1000Museums have acquired Museum Store Products
For Immediate Release
April 13, 2023
The 4 partners (Alan Oppenheimer, Stanley Smith, Mac Holbert and Jim Teece) behind Art Authority and 1000Museums.com have purchased 100% of Museum Store Products from Wood Huntley.
Wood will stay on as Vice President of Sales for Museum Store Products and continue to work with his clients on a day to day basis.
Museum Store Products started 38 years ago when Wood Huntley and his wife Beirne were on the floor of their home laminating photos and making magnets to sell to The Philadelphia Museum of Art. Over the years, he has grown Museum Store Products into one of the largest and most respected names in the industry. His company has grown to 25 employees, working hard everyday, in a 10,000 SQFT manufacturing facility in rural New Jersey to produce millions of Made in the USA Magnets, Posters, Postcards, Mugs, Notebooks, Journals, Ornaments and much, much more.
“It’s been a fun ride and I have made the best friends,” reflects Wood on his life’s work, “I am proud of what we built together but it’s time for me to sell the business and focus on what I love doing most… Selling the amazing products we make at Museum Store Products to all of my friends in the Museum world.”
“I picked Alan, Stanley, Mac and Jim because I had seen what they did with Art Authority and 1000Museums.com and watched how they not only fixed that business but grew it as well. They have been in this market for 15 years and have a great reputation, take care of their employees and customers and have great ideas on how to excite and energize the museum store industry. I really look forward to working with them as Vice President of Sales.”
Here are a few important facts.
- Wood will continue to work directly with his previous customers. He will be in his new role as VP of Sales.
- All custom Magnets, Posters, Postcards, Mugs, Notebooks, Journals, Ornaments, etc. will continue to be proudly “Made In the USA” in rural New Jersey by a team of highly skilled people.
How will this transaction impact you?
As an existing Museum Store Products customer, you should realize very little in changes. All staff will stay and operations will continue as they have since Wood started the company 38 years ago. Please continue to work with Wood, Peter, Marty or Grace.
Over time you can expect to hear from the sales team at 1000Museums (Amelia, Carol, Jadeen or Alan) so they can introduce the 1000Museums product line to you. They are a perfect complement to everything you already sell in your museum’s store from MSP.
Let’s Move Forward… Together
We invite you to join us in our booths 426-428 & 430 at MSA FORWARD 2023 in Denver to celebrate.
Read more at https://www.1000museums.com/msp-plus-1km/