Aloha kākou,

As we see our state and nation take increasing precautions to protect the health of the public, we have decided to follow suit and postpone both the Museum Advocacy Event as well as the Membership Meeting.  We will be in touch soon with further details once we settle on new dates for these events. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.  We appreciate your support and understanding.


Teresa Valencia

Aloha kākou,

While we were looking forward to hosting our annual conference from March 19-21, 2020 it is with regret that we must postpone our conference to a future date amid concerns about coronavirus. We will be announcing the new dates for the HMA conference after further discussion amongst the board and will let you know as soon as possible. 
Although we are postponing our annual conference, we will still be hosting events on March 19, 2020.  
Annual Membership Meeting at 3pm
Kanaina Building, ʻIolani Palace Grounds
The annual membership meeting will also have the option to join via teleconference.  We will be in touch shortly with instructions on how to access the meeting in this manner should you choose to do so. 
Museums Advocacy Event from 5-7pm
Hale Koa Building, ʻIolani Palace Grounds  
We have had a number of legislators respond positively to the invitation for the Museums Advocacy Event and we highly encourage you to sign up for this opportunity to advocate for your organization.  You may sign up for this event here: Museum Advocacy Event Sign Up
We want to thank all of our supporters, sponsors, speakers and registrants for their support.   We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to announcing new dates for the conference. 
Thank you for your continued support of the Hawaiʻi Museums Association.

HMA 2020 Conference

Museums and related institutions are all responsible for sharing knowledge and education is central to their mission. How do we interpret the stories of the cultural resources we steward, the ʻāina we care for, and the people whose histories we share is of utmost importance. We hope this theme will challenge and inspire the way we view our work as we explore these concepts together.

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.

Conference Dates: March 19-21, 2020
Site Visits: March 19
Sessions: March 20 & 21

Conference Location: Windward Community College
Hale Aʻo
45-720 Keaʻahala Rd.
Kāneʻohe, HI 96744

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.
East-West Center
2.  From that page, go to Visitor Housing https://www.eastwestcenter.org/about-ewc/housing/visitor-housing 
3.  At the bottom if that page, download a Visitor Request Form.  At the space for Requestor Status, check Affiliated with an educational institution* : Organization’s Name *Provide appropriate verification of requester or sponsor’s educational affiliation via fax or email scanned copies (e.g., verification on organization’s letterhead, photocopy of faculty/student ID etc.)  
We are the Hawaii Museums Association – call-in group

HMA will have a variety of Advertising & Sponsorship opportunities for the 2020 Conference at Windward Community College. Please contact us to learn more about sponsorship opportunities by emailing: contact@hawaiimuseums.org.

Volunteer opportunities for HMA 2020 Conference are available now.  Please email contact@hawaiimuseums.org. Check back again and/or follow us on our facebook page for updates!