by Catalogs.com Info Guru Oliver Vandervoort
Have you ever visited a museum gift shop and only left there empty handed because you couldn’t figure out what it was you wanted to buy?
Thanks to the Internet, you can now be bailed out by going back and shopping online for the perfect gift. Sometimes you might be a bit worried that the thing you saw in the gift shop won’t be available on the website because it isn’t quite as up to date as it should be. With the top ten best museum gift shops online, you can be rest assured that all the really cool stuff you saw when you visited in person is available to purchase through the web. Check out the list and get your credit card ready.
10. Adirondack Museum Store
The thing you’re looking for when you go online in a museum store is to find all the great stuff you would have found if you were there in person. The Adirondack Museum Store certainly fits that bill.
9. Neue Galerie
The Neue Galerie has kept a low profile for the most part because it’s a small New York-based museum dedicated to 20th-century German and Austrian art and design. The specialization means there are only certain things you’ll find there but those things are top of the line including the jewelry by Viennese maker A.E. Köchert.
Historic homes and sites often have fully stocked and themed gift shops, catalogs and online stores – and Elvis Presley’s Graceland is no exception. Find collectibles, apparel, books and home decor that feeds your passion for the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll and his home, Graceland, in Memphis.
7. The Glass House
The Glass House is a modernist facility in the heart of Connecticut that unsurprisingly focuses on some truly unique glass installations. For your home, you can grab one of the cool-looking vases and other pieces you saw when you went to the actual museum.
6. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
When it comes to the shop attached to Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, there are all kinds of awesome little gifts you can grab someone. The best piece of news of all is that if you’re a member of the museum, you’ll get reduced pricing.
5. Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles
Much like its Chicago counterpart, this Museum of Contemporary Art has a ton of cool little items to shop for, though they have more of an L.A. bent to them.
4. Heard Museum
The Heard Museum is based in Arizona and the facility features a ton of great artwork with a Southwestern US feel to it. This means there are plenty of baskets and weavings as well as a ton of other stuff available on the online store.
3. Wexner Center for the Arts
The Wexner Center for the Arts is a museum in Columbus, Ohio that offers all kinds of modern pieces of art. The store offers its own selection of modern pieces and they are all the things that have already been on offer at the parent store.
2. SF Moma
The SF Moma is more of a museum full of things you would want in your home and that is actually quite functional. You can find things for your home office, or kitchen, or living room. On the store website, you can buy all these things as if you were doing it in person.
1. Field Museum
The Field Museum is actually the second museum from Chicago on this list. Instead of pieces of artwork, most of the things you’ll buy from this site are going to be collectibles such as real Viking symbols on your keychain or books at various times in our history.