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HMA Annual Conference
Surrounded by Science: Intersections of Science and Our Museums
Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12, 2019
Bishop Museum
Honolulu, HI

Under our theme, this year’s conference will include four sub-tracks:

Observing Our World: Science and Our Institutions
In this sub-track, we’ll explore how our institutions share science with visitors, including stories of climate resiliency, climate awareness, observations of the physical world and sustainable resource management.

How the Brain Learns: Education and Our Institutions
In this sub-track, we’ll explore how our institutions create engaging, enriching, and educational programs informed by science and research. Presenters will share their knowledge on program and exhibit development, STEAM, educational standards, and building partnerships between our institutions, teachers, principals and the Department of Education.

Stewardship at Our Institutions: Resource Management and Our Institutions

In this sub-track, we’ll explore back-of-house sciences necessary for preserving our treasured resources. encourages proposals Presentations will help us consider the sciences of resource management, disaster preparedness, pest management, traditional care and the latest technology used in the stewardship of cultural materials.

Mind Your Money: Our Institutions and Business Management
In this sub-track, we’ll explore the science of business. Sessions will include topics on writing a grant, managing a non-profit, economic sustainability, cultivating donor relationships, human resources, and public relations.


11 (Thursday) 9:00 am - 12 (Friday) 5:00 pm


Atherton Hālau

1525 Bernice Street Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817


Hawaii Museums Associationcontact@hawaiimuseums.org Hawai‘i Museums Association P.O. Box 4125 Honolulu, HI 96812-4125


    • Day 1
    • Day 2
    • April 11, 2019
    • 8:00 am Continental Breakfast8:00 am - 9:00 am(Included with conference fees, but please RSVP)

    • 9:00 am Observing our World: Science and our Institutions9:00 am - 12:15 pm“Seekers of Knowledge: Hawaiian Perspectives on Science and Culture”
      “Working Together: Partnerships Between Hawaii Museums and Local Scientists”
      “For Our Past, Present and Future: Sustainability in Hawaiian Cultural Practice”
      “Resiliency: Addressing Climate Change from a Native Hawaiian Perspective”

    • 12:15 pm Lunch12:15 pm - 1:15 pm(Included with conference fees, but please RSVP)

    • 1:15 pm HMA Annual Meeting1:15 pm - 1:45 pmFor HMA Members

    • 2:00 pm How the Brain Learns: Education and Our Institutions2:00 pm - 4:30 pm“Integrating STEM and STEAM into Museum Education”
      “Start Them Early: Universal Tools for Engaging Parents of Toddlers in Your Museum”
      “Science and Culture: A Seamless Integration”
      “Symphony of the Hawaiian Birds: Developing a Program with Hawaii’s Students”

    • 4:30 pm 5x104:30 pm - 5:30 pmBrief Presentations by 10 Hawaii museum professionals Interested in presenting a 5-minute talk? Register here!

    • 5:30 pm Evening Reception5:30 pm - 7:30 pmRichard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center, Bishop Museum
      (Included with conference fees, but please RSVP)

    • April 12, 2019
    • 8:00 am Breakfast and Conversation8:00 am - 9:30 am"A Short Report on a November 2018 Workshop & Symposium on Decolonizing the Museum and its Collections”
      Sponsored by University of Hawai‘i Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program"
      (Included with conference fees, but please RSVP)

    • 9:30 am Stewardship: Resource Management and our Institutions9:30 am - 12:15 pm“Mākau Moʻomeheu: Cultural Competency’s Role in Diversity, Inclusion, Curation, and Community Engagement”
      “The Twilight Zone: Where Science and Humanities Collide”

    • 12:15 pm Lunch12:15 pm - 1:15 pm(Included with conference fees, but please RSVP)

    • 1:15 pm Roundtable Discussions1:15 pm - 2:30 pmJoin one of several rountables for intimate conversations on topics affecting Hawai‘i’s museum community

    • 2:45 pm Mind Your Money: Our Institutions and Business Management2:45 pm - 5:15 pm“Leading in a Fiscally Responsible Way”
      “Do We Reflect Our Community?: Addressing the Lack of Diversity of Hawai‘i’s Museum Professionals”
      “Grantworks: The Science and Art of Grant Seeking and Award Management”

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Guest List (Attending: 47)

Eric ChangSusan HoganSarah BellianMelanie IdeKonrad NgKatherine LoveMiriam SappingtonJessica WelchKaren KosasaJuvana SolivenJonathan JohnsonEli BaxterKaren EwaldNate BalcombeKamakani KoniaSheanae TamMamiko CarrollK. Teig GrennanZhi SituKatharena RentumisChucky Boy ChockIhilani GutierrezTeresa ValenciaGavin J MiculkaJames WhitneyKristin RemingtonJill SommerMalia Van HeukelemKeahe DavisDeloris GuttmanLisa SolomineBrailey Hirose-HulbertElizabeth PooloaLisa ChowKendra MayJolee Sunshine ChipPammy Smith ChockKanoelehua RenaudSarah Williams SuttonTory LaitilaBrad BredehoftNeida BangerterCheyenne VelezLeslee MichelsenChris FayeBilli SmithFrank O. Hay

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