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Bishop Museum Association Council The supporting council for the 60,000 members of the Bishop Museum. Join us! Become a Bishop Museum member http://www.bishopmuseum.org/membership/membership.html Bishop Museum is home to one of world’s best collections of natural and cultural artifacts from Hawai‘i and the Pacific.
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Mission: Bishop Museum's mission since its founding has been "to study, preserve and tell the stories of the cultures and natural history of Hawai'i and the Pacific."

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08/20/2020
Model TePuke sailing canoe from Taumako - Download Free 3D model by Kyle McDonald [41606d8] - Sketchfab

Mimi George
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Amazing what Kyle made from combining some photos. This model was made by the late Abraham Maone of Taumako. There are others, like Fox Boda, who make fine models on order, or for their grandchildren to learn with.

This is a model (nga wauwau) of a TePuke, crafted by the late Abraham Maone of Taumako, Solomon Islands. It was photographed by Dr. Marianne “Mimi” George in Kauaʻi, Hawaii. This model is shared for educational purposes only. All copyrights and intellectual property are reserved by the ...

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
07/13/2020

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

Today, we celebrate together in the announcement that an ʻahu ʻula (feather cloak) and mahiole (feather helmet) gifted by Hawaiian Chief Kalani‘ōpu‘u to Captain Cook in 1779 have been permanently returned to Hawaiʻi by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

In March 2016, the items returned to Hawaiʻi to Bishop Museum in Honolulu on long-term loan. Today it was confirmed that the ‘ahu ʻula and mahiole will remain in Hawaiʻi in perpetuity, being held in trust for the people of Hawai‘i by Bishop Museum.

“After more than a century in Te Papa’s care, we are humbled to accept the kuleana of caring for the ʻahu ʻula and mahiole of Kalaniʻōpuʻu. Together with our partners at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and members of our community, we have witnessed these precious pieces of our cultural heritage return home. With their extraordinary presence, they give the people of Hawai‘i a tangible connection to the past, and to ancestors whose mana remain strongly rooted. The impact of this gift will be felt for generations, and we will honor Te Papa’s inspirational act of leadership and generosity with our commitment to strengthen the kinship between our peoples and institutions. We offer our deepest gratitude and aloha to our friends in Aotearoa, and look forward to all that we will do together as a Pacific community.”—Melanie Y. Ide, President and CEO, Bishop Museum.

Learn more in our News Room: https://www.bishopmuseum.org/newsroom.

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06/19/2020
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

We're Open..!

After a cloudy morning, the sun’s finally out! Our Bishop Museum employees are excited to welcome you back to #HawaiisMuseum tomorrow, and wanted to share one of our new safety features with you.

As you enjoy our new Outdoor Museum experiences and the activation of our park-like, 15-acre campus, you’ll note a red pattern drawn onto our Great Lawn.

The circles represent areas where local families can sit and enjoy the outdoors, play in the sunshine, and rest under shade, all while observing social distancing. Look closely at the pattern and you may recognize a plant very familiar to our Natural Sciences’ Botany Team – the beautiful ʻōhiʻa!

As a reminder, we’re asking our guests to please reserve their tickets online, and to note these important dates:

Friday, June 19 – Thursday, June 25: Members Only Week.
Bishop Museum members, please reserve your tickets online at www.BishopMuseum.org/Tickets.

Friday, June 26 – Sunday, July 5: Keiki On Us.
Free keiki admission for kamaʻāina and military who reserve their tickets online with the code, “KEIKI” at check out: www.BishopMuseum.org/Tickets.

Mahalo and we look forward to serving you soon!

Video courtesy Valen Ahlo @valenahlo.

#BishopMuseum #Ohia

When our Museum was “the”lower campus of the Kamehameha Schools...
03/26/2020

When our Museum was “the”
lower campus of the Kamehameha Schools...

Kamehameha Schools - Kapalama - Here is an interesting photo when the School was located in lower Kapalama. In upper Kapalama, you can see the site of the present campus under construction. The lower Kapalama campus is now the site of the Bishop Museum. Buildings are named in the photo. Note that the football field is on the other side of Kalhii Street in those days. The Girls School was located on the makai side of King Street then. The Girls School moved up to the new upper campus in 1949, as did the Bishop Memorial Chapel. The Boys School followed, along with the Manual Department, the Preparatory Department, and the football field. Hasn't Kamehameha Schools changed this then?

Original site of museum and school.
03/26/2020

Original site of museum and school.

Kamehameha Schools - Kapalama - Here is an interesting photo when the School was located in lower Kapalama. In upper Kapalama, you can see the site of the present campus under construction. The lower Kapalama campus is now the site of the Bishop Museum. Buildings are named in the photo. Note that the football field is on the other side of Kalhii Street in those days. The Girls School was located on the makai side of King Street then. The Girls School moved up to the new upper campus in 1949, as did the Bishop Memorial Chapel. The Boys School followed, along with the Manual Department, the Preparatory Department, and the football field. Hasn't Kamehameha Schools changed this then?

HAWAIʻI OFFICIALS POSTPONE FESTPAC 2020 DUE TO GROWING GLOBAL CONCERNS OVER COVID-19 - The Festival of Pacific Arts & Cu...
03/03/2020
HAWAIʻI OFFICIALS POSTPONE FESTPAC 2020 DUE TO GROWING GLOBAL CONCERNS OVER COVID-19 - The Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture

HAWAIʻI OFFICIALS POSTPONE FESTPAC 2020 DUE TO GROWING GLOBAL CONCERNS OVER COVID-19 - The Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture

NEWS RELEASE                                                              March 2, 2020 HONOLULU, HI – Event organizers for the 13th Festival of the Pacific Arts & Culture or FESTPAC announced today it will postpone the international even...

The Physics of Pō and the Pō of Physics... A special evening presentation by Larry Kimura, Associate Professor, Hawaiian...
01/02/2020

The Physics of Pō and the Pō of Physics...

A special evening presentation by Larry Kimura, Associate Professor, Hawaiian Language & Hawaiian Studies and Doug Simons, Executive Director, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on studies done on the first 11 lines of the Kumulipo, incorporating astronomy theories on the origins of the universe...

For those on the island of Hawai’i, the presentation will be shared at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo on January 24th @ 7pm...

We the Voyagers: Lata’s Children (Matou Nga MokuPuna o Lata)Friday, January 315:30-8:30pmAtherton Hālau
12/21/2019
We the Voyagers: Lata’s Children (Matou Nga MokuPuna o Lata) – Bishop Museum

We the Voyagers: Lata’s Children (Matou Nga MokuPuna o Lata)

Friday, January 31
5:30-8:30pm
Atherton Hālau

We the Voyagers: Lata’s Children (Matou Nga MokuPuna o Lata) Friday, January 31 5:30-8:30pm Atherton Hālau We the Voyagers: Lata’s Children (Matou Nga MokuPuna o Lata) a two part documentary film series. Details: This two-part film series features the living crew of Polynesian voyagers of Tauma...

BMAC Christmas Party in Paiko
12/15/2019

BMAC Christmas Party in Paiko

Surf’s Up..! Mahalo to Bishop Museum Association Council member Dylan Ching and TS Restaurants for sponsoring this exhib...
12/04/2019
Exhibit on surfing to open as Hawaii rides wave of publicity around first Olympic events

Surf’s Up..! Mahalo to Bishop Museum Association Council member Dylan Ching and TS Restaurants for sponsoring this exhibit..! #HeeNalu 🌊🏄🏻‍♀️

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum is launching a new interactive surfing exhibit just in time to mark the countdown to the first-ever Olympic surfing events, slated to take place this summer in Japan.

Bishop Museum Press has reprinted the classic work, Lā‘au Hawai‘i: Traditional Hawaiian Uses of Plants, in celebration o...
08/03/2019

Bishop Museum Press has reprinted the classic work, Lā‘au Hawai‘i: Traditional Hawaiian Uses of Plants, in celebration of the 100th birthday of the author, Dr. Isabella Aiona Abbott (1919–2010). Abbott was a preeminent Hawaiian ethnobotanist, whose lifelong work on the subject is recorded in this important book. Orders for Lā‘au Hawai‘i are being taken online now at www.bishopmuseumpress.org and are available at Bishop Museum’s Shop Pacifica for $34.95. The reprint was made possible by a generous gift from the Dolores Furtado Martin Foundation.

An artifact of the Bishop Museum, Prince Jonah Kuhio's canoe the 'A is featured in a post by the Friends of Hōkūle‘a and...
03/26/2019

An artifact of the Bishop Museum, Prince Jonah Kuhio's canoe the 'A is featured in a post by the Friends of Hōkūle‘a and Hawai'iloa...

The 'A...

The new exhibit Kini Ke Kua, showcasing the remarkable new kiʻi akua [god image] that was purchased for $7.5 million and...
02/17/2019

The new exhibit Kini Ke Kua, showcasing the remarkable new kiʻi akua [god image] that was purchased for $7.5 million and generously donated to the Bishop Museum is now officially open! It is center stage in a thoughtful exploration of Hawaiian worldviews, carving traditions, and the role of powerful central Hawaiian icons in modern works.

Coming soon: reduced membership rates for high school and college students!
02/01/2019

Coming soon: reduced membership rates for high school and college students!

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
12/11/2018
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

Rapa Nui: The Untold Stories of Easter Island is now on view through May 5, 2019. Don’t miss this fascinating new exhibit-visit us today!

Mahalo to Hawaii News Now for the support!

#BishopMuseum #RapaNui

Bishop Museum Association Council
11/02/2018

Bishop Museum Association Council

Bishop Museum Association Council's cover photo
11/02/2018

Bishop Museum Association Council's cover photo

Rapa Nui: The Untold Stories of Easter IslandOn display in the Castle Memorial Building from Nov. 3, 2018–May 5, 2019Bis...
11/01/2018

Rapa Nui: The Untold Stories of Easter Island

On display in the Castle Memorial Building from Nov. 3, 2018–May 5, 2019

Bishop Museum presents a new exhibit that delves into the wonders of Rapa Nui, or Easter Island. Showcasing Bishop Museum’s extensive cultural and natural science collections from the island, Rapa Nui: The Untold Stories of Easter Island draws from recent studies conducted by Bishop Museum researchers and collaborators to highlight some lesser-known stories about the island. More than 150 cultural treasures and never-before-seen biological specimens from the museum’s collections will be on display together for the first time in the museum’s history.

07/21/2018
Aloha Authentic

'Olohe Lua and Bishop Museum Association Council member Umi Kai, takes the time to share his 'ike...

Cultural practitioner Umi Kai has much to share about Hawaiian culture including weaponry, implements and Hawaiian martial arts which is known as "Lua". Recognized as a prominent cultural practitioner throughout the Pacific, Uncle Umi has much knowledge to share is super interesting.

06/28/2018

Traditions of the Pacific lecture series will be focusing on Hula for the next number of months... Hele mai kakou..!

Standing room only at the "Life Aboard Hokule'a"  Traditions of the Pacific lecture series.
01/19/2018

Standing room only at the "Life Aboard Hokule'a" Traditions of the Pacific lecture series.

01/03/2018
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

Join us for #TechTuesday as we discuss Holo Moana: Generations of Voyaging with exhibit designer Michael Wilson!

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
12/12/2017

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

Join Bishop Museum this Sunday, December 17th, as we celebrate Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop and her 186th birthday with free admission for kamaʻāina and a special program to honor our beloved namesake.

Click here for details: http://bit.ly/2Av2wJD

Final meeting of 2017 of your Council. Also a Mahalo and farewell to Interim CEO Cissy Farm, and to Dylan Ching for host...
12/03/2017

Final meeting of 2017 of your Council. Also a Mahalo and farewell to Interim CEO Cissy Farm, and to Dylan Ching for hosting this 'aha at Duke's Restaurant located at the Outrigger Beach Resort Hotel.

Council Member Jan Elliott will welcome theHōkūle‘a and the Hokulea Crew  to Hana, Maui. Nakua Konohia-Lind, great-grand...
11/08/2017

Council Member Jan Elliott will welcome theHōkūle‘a and the Hokulea Crew to Hana, Maui. Nakua Konohia-Lind, great-grandson of the late 1976 original crew member from Hana, Sam Kalalau Sr. will be among the many speakers to share the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage with festival goers. E komo mai kākou..! #MalamaHonuaWWV #Hokulea #HokuleaCrew #HanaBear

Save the date for for the Hanā Limu Festival on November 17 & 18!

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
11/07/2017
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

40% OFF November's #BookOfTheMonth when you use Discount Code GOURD40.

In the district of Kaʻū, spread across the Kamāʻoa Plain, live the Children of the Gourd. This magical tale delves into the past to reveal how the people of this region came to be named.

Make it a Day with Your Family..!
11/02/2017

Make it a Day with Your Family..!

[Oʻahu] Save the date for this special event with Hawaii Food & Wine Festival and Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum.

Join Hōkūleʻa Navigator, Kaʻiulani Murphy as she talks about life on board the canoe and crew member Gary Yuen who will demonstrate what cooking was like aboard Hōkūleʻa on the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage.

Bishop Museum members save the date: "Holo Moana - Generations of Voyaging" opening November 4th..!
10/26/2017

Bishop Museum members save the date: "Holo Moana - Generations of Voyaging" opening November 4th..!

In June 2017, the double-hulled voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa completed a three-year circumnavigation of the Earth, charting her course around the globe by observation of the wind, waves, sun, and stars. The navigators aboard were skilled in Polynesian non-instrument wayfinding—an ancient skill that was nearly lost until the practice was reawakened, reactivated, and reenvisioned by Hawaiian and Oceanic voyagers over the past five decades.

To explore the art and science of traditional navigation and the extraordinary story behind its resurgence, preparations are now underway to unveil Holo Moana: Generations of Voyaging, a collaborative exhibit between the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum and the Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) that will be on display in the J. M. Long Gallery at Bishop Museum from Nov. 4, 2017–June 24, 2018.

The Holo Moana exhibit was Made possible through generous support from The Joseph & Vera Long Foundation and Aqua-Aston Hospitality.

[Photo by: Polynesian Voyaging Society ʻŌiwi TV. Image of Master navigator Nainoa Thompson and apprentice navigators Haunani Kane and Jason Patterson aboard Hōkūleʻa on the first international leg of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage.]

Owned by the Bishop Museum, the voyaging canoe "Hawai'iloa is cared for by The Friends of Hokule'a and Hawai'iloa. They ...
09/09/2017
Friends of Hokulea & Hawaiiloa

Owned by the Bishop Museum, the voyaging canoe "Hawai'iloa is cared for by The Friends of Hokule'a and Hawai'iloa. They are asking for your support by attending a fundraiser at the Hard Rock Cafe in Waikiki. Monies made will be used in the care and maintenance of Hawai'iloa.

Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu presents a fundraiser to benefit the Friends of Hōkūle'a and Hawai'iloa.

Entertainment
Nathan Nahinu
Donald Kaulia and Special Guests
John Cruz and Robi Kahakalau

​$40 Pre-Sale. $50 at the Door.

​Includes admission, heavy pupus, beer, wine, soft drinks and silent auction

VIP Sponsor booths and tables available.

Mahalo nui for helping us keep Hawai'iloa sailing and the traditional Hawaiian canoe building alive!

More information:

Friends of Hōkūle'a and Hawai'iloa | http://www.nahoaaloha.org/

Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu | www.hardrock.com/honolulu | (808) 955-7383

Park is available at the following locations:
Bank of Hawaii Building - $7 for 4 hours with validation at Hard Rock.

Embassy Suites - $4 per 30 min, $10 flat fee 6am to 4pm daily, $50 lost ticket.

Hokulani - $10 for 9 hours, $30 per 30 min.
Ohana Maile - $3 per 30 min, $8 flat rate 5pm to 3am (10 hour max) or 3am to 5pm (5 hour max).

Trump International Hotel - $4 per 30 min, $33 lost ticket.

King Kalakaua Plaza (old Nike Town) - $7 – 0-2 hours, $9 2-4 hours, $12 all day until 5pm, $12 Sun-Thurs 5pm to 12am, $15 Fri, Sat, & special event, $15 12 hours, and $20 for 24 hour parking.

Amazing kama'aina rate for a luxury Tahiti cruise with and donation to Bishop Museum.  Rave reviews by one and all. Chec...
07/26/2017

Amazing kama'aina rate for a luxury Tahiti cruise with and donation to Bishop Museum. Rave reviews by one and all. Check it out now! Limited offer dates.

Pacific Islands Institute is offering special rates for Hawaii residents aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin Polynesian cruise. ...
06/02/2017

Pacific Islands Institute is offering special rates for Hawaii residents aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin Polynesian cruise.

Mention your membership when booking and Pacific Islands Institute will make a minimum donation of $150 per cabin to Bishop Museum.
Please share this flyer with your family and friends or post online.
This flyer will also be posted in the June Ka ‘Elele online newsletter. We will send another eblast of the promotion the following week.

Come check it out..!
05/01/2017
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

Come check it out..!

Find out why every living thing—including humans—is a machine built to survive, move, and discover, and explore the ways in which these marvels of natural engineering have inspired ingenious man-made mechanisms.

The Machine Inside: #Biomechanics Now Open through September 4th, 2017.

BMAC Council Member Kathy Suter is at the helm of this organization...
04/03/2017
Hawaii Museums Association

BMAC Council Member Kathy Suter is at the helm of this organization...

The Hawai`i Museums Association is a non-profit corporation dedicated to communication and cooperation among the staffs and supporters of Hawai`i's museums.

Office of Hawaiian Affairs
02/04/2017

Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Watch the inspirational 25-minute documentary Nā Hulu Lehua The Royal Cloak & Helmet of Kalaniʻōpuʻu. It shares the story of the historic return of the ʻahu ʻula and mahiole of aliʻi nui Kalaniʻōpuʻu from Aotearoa to Hawaiʻi.

KAUAʻI - Anahola Cafe, Feb. 17
MAUI - Historic Iao Theater, Feb. 18
HILO - Hilo Palace Theater, Feb. 22
KONA - Hulihee Palace, Feb. 24
S. KONA - Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park Amphitheater, Feb. 25
For the screenings listed above doors open at 6 p.m. Film starts at 6:30 p.m. Seating is first come, first served.

OʻAHU - ʻŌlino by Consolidated Theatres at Ka Makana Ali'i in Kapolei, March 11. For the screening at ʻŌlino, doors open at 10 a.m. Film starts at 10:30 a.m. Seating is first come, first served.

Join us at any one of these FREE screenings to enjoy a film rich in culture that shares the incredible feats that can be accomplished when working together. Visit www.oha.org/kalaniopuu for additional details.

#Kalaniopuu #NaHuluLehua #Moomeheu #Kauai #Maui #Hilo #Kona #Oahu

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Enjoy this film and hear from some of the Rell's close surf friends - Westside Wahines, Jeannie Chesser, and Laola Lake share about Rell's inspiration and women's surfing. Thurs, Feb. 20, 2020 6:00 pm Atherton Halau at Bishop Museum https://16806a.blackbaudhosting.com/16806a/Heart-of-the-Sea-Documentary-Film Pre-Registration: $10 Evening Parking: $3
Explore large-scale biocultural restoration and traditional resource management with Dr. Kawika Winter. Winter is the reserve manager at the He‘eia National Estuarine Research Reserve, located within the largest sheltered body of water in the Hawaiian Islands. The reserve protects unique ecosystems including the He‘eia Stream, coral reefs, sand flats, an ancient Hawaiian fishpond, as well as traditional agricultural and heritage lands. It is home to the endangered Hawaiian stilt, moorhen, coot, duck and hoary bat. Winter will speak about the effect of a typically Western scientific approach compared with Native Hawaiian management practices. Admission—$10 Bishop Museum members receive free admission with membership card Photo: Courtesy of NOAA
Last month members of the Hokulea crew talked about the preparations they made for their historic voyage. It was amazing to learn about all they had to do to complete a safe journey and to hear about some of their challenges. Tonight another panel will talk about the cultures they encountered. You don't want to miss it. This video is a snip-it of last month's discussion. Enjoy.