The SHARE Retail Forum steering group have been asking whether buying from suppliers as a group of museums can save time and money and support the development of museums’ retail offer. After SHARE supported her to attend the Association for Cultural Enterprise’s annual convention in Bournemouth last year Liz Cooper, Commercial manager at Gainsborough’s House, has had an idea of how it might work with an opportunity to link with other local museums to purchase a semi-bespoke top selling tea product.
Liz is offering to coordinate the group purchase of a range of tea bags pouches specially blended for the East Anglia water with a suite of labels that reflect museums, art, objects and textiles. This will allow museums to sell a low price gift and promote great collections in the region. With small quantity options and the reassurance of buying in a team it provides the means to have your artwork on a product at a cost to suit your budget.
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Below are some product example images from Gainsborough’s House.