HMA 2020 Conference

Join us at Windward Community College from March 19-21 2020 to explore the concept of Narrative. This theme considers questions such as, how do we share the stories of the cultural resources we steward, the ʻāina we care for and the people whose histories we share?  And, whose stories are missing from these narratives? We hope this theme will challenge and inspire the way we view our work as we explore these questions and ideas together.

Call For Proposals

HMA highly encourages proposals that: address cultural competence, highlight projects happening on Hawaiʻi Island, Maui, Kauaʻi, Molokaʻi and Lanaʻi as well as those proposals that represent changes in interpretation, cultural resource stewardship and exhibition design that embrace diverse perspectives and updated narratives.

Proposals can be submitted for Individual Presentations, Panels, or Workshops with a preference for panels and workshops that include 3 to 4 people.  All sessions will be 60 minutes in length.

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.

Reservations will be open soon!

The preliminary program for HMA 2020 Conference will be released in December 2020.

HMA will have a variety of Advertising & Sponsorship opportunities for the 2020 Conference at Windward Community College. They will be announced Summer 2019. We welcome all HMA Sponsors as well as Institutional and Business members to join us as a sponsor, advertiser, or exhibitor in March 2020.  

Scholarship opportunities for HMA 2020 Conference will be announced in Fall 2019.

Volunteer opportunities for HMA 2020 Conference will be announced in Fall 2019.