September 22, 2014
Albany, NY
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DEPARTURE - The Shop of Capital Region Museums

DEPARTURE, The Shop of Capital Region Museums, is a unique retail concession that features fine hand-crafted gifts, artwork, and historic materials from more than 60 regional museums and cultural institutions. Departure is committed to showcasing the creative talent and cultural resources of the region and all purchases help support local artists and participating museums.

Located on the First Floor between Ticketing and Baggage Claim

Since opening in 2000, DEPARTURE has generated more than $1.5 million in revenue for the participating organizations. From the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake to The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, the National Racing Museum in Saratoga Springs, the Irish American Heritage Museum and Schenectady Museum's Designer Craft Council collection to MASS MoCA, Departure represents all that exemplifies the unique character of the Capital Region, including the country's oldest museum, the Albany Institute of History and Art, and the first Shaker settlement at the Shaker Heritage Society in Albany.

One may not have an opportunity to visit these interesting places, but a single stop at DEPARTURE offers a sampling of gifts that reflect each museum's mission and heritage. Special collections of jewelry, pottery and textiles, historic prints, books and CD's, as well as Adirondack pack baskets, traditional Shaker boxes and Iroquois carved stones are featured in DEPARTURE.


DEPARTURE makes it easy to share a taste of the region with our Custom Gift Basket Service. Break away from the ordinary shopping routine, with the many one-of-a-kind items, treasures and collectibles DEPARTURE features. A Corporate Gift Basket Service is also offered. Whether for business or pleasure, the trained and knowledgeable DEPARTURE staff will assist in creating the perfect assortment for your gift giving needs.

Custom Gift Basket Pricing:

Monday - Sunday 8:30 am to 6:30 pm

TEL.NO. 518.242.2540
FAX.NO. 518.242.2544

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