Investing in the ongoing training and development of museum staff, board and volunteers is very important.  But, it is up to you to make the case with your supervisor! Please use this Justification Toolkit created by, and shared with the permission of, the Western Museums Association for your use to help justify your participation in HMA conferences and programs!

Museums Advocacy Event

When: March 19, 2020 from 5-8pm 
Where:  Hale Koa Building on the ʻIolani Palace grounds 
Hawaiʻi Museums Association seeks participation from local institutions for their Museums Advocacy Event.  Hosted as our opening evening event for the 2020 annual conference this event will give museums a platform to advocate with legislators and their staff on the needs of our local museums.
At the event, each institution will be asked to present a poster.  For tips on how to create a great poster, please check out this information created by our friends at the Western Museums Association.  Poster Session Tips and Tricks.  If your institution is located on ʻOahu, we kindly ask that you bring your own easel.  For our neighbor island participants, we will provide easels to you.  You do not need to be a museum to participate.  This opportunity is open to all informal learning centers throughout Hawaiʻi including botanical gardens, zoos, aquariums, libraries, archives, art centers and other like minded institutions.