Degas, Renoir and Picasso Come to the AIRMALL(R); BAA Pittsburgh Announces Opening of The Museum Company

Apr 13, 2001, 01:00 ET from BAA Pittsburgh, Inc.

    PITTSBURGH, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- BAA Pittsburgh, Inc. announced the
 opening of The Museum Company today, bringing a taste of culture to Pittsburgh
 International Airport's AIRMALL(R).  The Museum Company is the world's largest
 retailer of museum-related merchandise.  The store is conveniently located in
 the Center Core, between Brookstone and Bath & Body Works.
     "The Museum Company, my staff and I are extremely excited about our new
 space," says Janine Abner, general manager of the new 1300 sq.-ft. shop.
 "This is the beginning of a great partnership between The Museum Company and
 BAA Pittsburgh."
     The Museum Company operates 100 stores throughout North America, Canada
 and Israel.  Now in its 12th year, the specialty retailer offers a variety of
 museum-inspired items, including jewelry, sculpture, stained glass, graphic
 reproductions, home decor, clothing, books, and music.  Other treasures
 include beautiful leather journals, exquisite stationery, fine writing
 instruments and office supplies.  The Museum Company takes pride in informing
 customers about its quality collections.  Each item includes an in-depth
 description explaining the history, background or origin, as well as
 information about the particular artist or art movement.  Pieces range in
 price from as little as $15 for a CD or a collectible ornament to as much as
 $3,000 for a rare 14K gold Victorian slide bracelet.
     Seasonal gifts are easily spotted at The Museum Company.  Looking for the
 bride and groom?  Try the Romeo and Juliet Music Box from the Russian Legends
 Collection or the Shona Endless Double Happiness Loop sculpture, which
 promises eternal joy.  A reproduction of Monet's Camille Monet and Child or a
 handblown glass perfume bottle from contemporary artist Robert Held would make
 an ideal Mother's Day gift.  The Museum Company's popular stained glass
 collection and 18th-century-inspired marcasite jewelry also make memorable and
 unique gifts.
     The Museum Company carries reproduction from over 200 museums such as The
 Smithsonian Institute, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Boston's Museum of Fine
 Art, New York's Museum of Modern Art and the National Air and Space Museum.
 The company endeavors to carry products that support and represent local
 museums in each store area.  Fans of Pittsburgh Pop Art icon Andy Warhol can
 find special novelties at The Museum Company including a whimsical Campbell's
 Soup watch or a luxurious silk scarf depicting a motif of Warhol's
 sophisticated cats.  Also featured are items such as picture frames, clocks
 and cuff links inspired by the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, creator
 of the local attraction Fallingwater.
     Notably, The Museum Company purchases merchandise directly from its museum
 partners, generating revenue for the individual museums.  Through licensing
 and product development, The Museum Company contributes to the funding of
 these museums, helping to support and preserve the culture that lies within.
     The Museum Company is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the
 AIRMALL(R).  The shop offers shipping to anywhere within the United States or
 Canada.  For more information, call 412-472-0883.
 
     BAA Pittsburgh, Inc. leases, manages and operates the AIRMALL(R) at the
 Pittsburgh International Airport.  With over 100,000 square feet and 100 shops
 and restaurants, the AIRMALL(R) is among the largest, most successful airport
 shopping complexes in the United States.  It has earned awards for delivering
 quality retail in an airport setting.  For information, call 1-800-ITS-FAIR.
 
 

SOURCE BAA Pittsburgh, Inc.
    PITTSBURGH, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- BAA Pittsburgh, Inc. announced the
 opening of The Museum Company today, bringing a taste of culture to Pittsburgh
 International Airport's AIRMALL(R).  The Museum Company is the world's largest
 retailer of museum-related merchandise.  The store is conveniently located in
 the Center Core, between Brookstone and Bath & Body Works.
     "The Museum Company, my staff and I are extremely excited about our new
 space," says Janine Abner, general manager of the new 1300 sq.-ft. shop.
 "This is the beginning of a great partnership between The Museum Company and
 BAA Pittsburgh."
     The Museum Company operates 100 stores throughout North America, Canada
 and Israel.  Now in its 12th year, the specialty retailer offers a variety of
 museum-inspired items, including jewelry, sculpture, stained glass, graphic
 reproductions, home decor, clothing, books, and music.  Other treasures
 include beautiful leather journals, exquisite stationery, fine writing
 instruments and office supplies.  The Museum Company takes pride in informing
 customers about its quality collections.  Each item includes an in-depth
 description explaining the history, background or origin, as well as
 information about the particular artist or art movement.  Pieces range in
 price from as little as $15 for a CD or a collectible ornament to as much as
 $3,000 for a rare 14K gold Victorian slide bracelet.
     Seasonal gifts are easily spotted at The Museum Company.  Looking for the
 bride and groom?  Try the Romeo and Juliet Music Box from the Russian Legends
 Collection or the Shona Endless Double Happiness Loop sculpture, which
 promises eternal joy.  A reproduction of Monet's Camille Monet and Child or a
 handblown glass perfume bottle from contemporary artist Robert Held would make
 an ideal Mother's Day gift.  The Museum Company's popular stained glass
 collection and 18th-century-inspired marcasite jewelry also make memorable and
 unique gifts.
     The Museum Company carries reproduction from over 200 museums such as The
 Smithsonian Institute, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Boston's Museum of Fine
 Art, New York's Museum of Modern Art and the National Air and Space Museum.
 The company endeavors to carry products that support and represent local
 museums in each store area.  Fans of Pittsburgh Pop Art icon Andy Warhol can
 find special novelties at The Museum Company including a whimsical Campbell's
 Soup watch or a luxurious silk scarf depicting a motif of Warhol's
 sophisticated cats.  Also featured are items such as picture frames, clocks
 and cuff links inspired by the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, creator
 of the local attraction Fallingwater.
     Notably, The Museum Company purchases merchandise directly from its museum
 partners, generating revenue for the individual museums.  Through licensing
 and product development, The Museum Company contributes to the funding of
 these museums, helping to support and preserve the culture that lies within.
     The Museum Company is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the
 AIRMALL(R).  The shop offers shipping to anywhere within the United States or
 Canada.  For more information, call 412-472-0883.
 
     BAA Pittsburgh, Inc. leases, manages and operates the AIRMALL(R) at the
 Pittsburgh International Airport.  With over 100,000 square feet and 100 shops
 and restaurants, the AIRMALL(R) is among the largest, most successful airport
 shopping complexes in the United States.  It has earned awards for delivering
 quality retail in an airport setting.  For information, call 1-800-ITS-FAIR.
 
 SOURCE  BAA Pittsburgh, Inc.