Bishop Museum was founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop in honor of his late wife, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last descendant of the royal Kamehameha family. The Museum was established to house the extensive collection of Hawaiian objects and royal family heirlooms of the Princess, and has expanded to include millions of objects, documents and photographs about Hawai‘i and other Pacific island cultures.

Linda Lee Kuuleilani (Cissy) Farm, Interim President & Chief Executive Officer, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

Mr. Bishop built the magnificent Polynesian and Hawaiian Halls on the grounds of the original Kamehameha Schools for Boys. The Museum and School shared the Kapālama campus until 1940 when a new larger school complex was opened nearby on Kapālama Heights.

Today, Bishop Museum is the largest museum in the state and the premier natural and cultural history institution in the Pacific, recognized throughout the world for its cultural collections, research projects, consulting services and public educational programs. It also has one of the largest natural history specimen collections in the world. Serving and representing the interests of Native Hawaiians is a primary purpose of the Museum.

Board of Directors

Linda Lee Kuuleilani (Cissy) Farm
Interim President and CEO
Danny Akaka, Jr.
Director of Cultural Affairs, Mauna Lani Resort
Allison Holt Gendreau
Community Leader & Philanthropist
Terrence R. George
President & Chief Executive Officer, Harold K.L. Castle Foundation
Heather Giugni
President, Juniroa
Sanne Higgins
Philanthropist
Timothy E. Johns
Chief Consumer Officer, Consumer Strategy Division, Hawaii Medical Service Association
Dr. Pat Kirch
Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus and Professor the Graduate School for the UC Berkeley Department of Anthropology
Anton C. Krucky [1st Vice Chairman]
President & CEO, Tissue Genesis
Kitty Lagareta
Chief Executive Officer of Communications Pacific
Jen-L Lyman [Secretary]
Vice President Trust Department, First Hawaiian Bank
Dee Jay Mailer
Community Advisor
Kapiolani K. Marignoli
Community Advisor
Watters O. Martin, Jr. [Chairman]
Owner, Watters O. Martin, Jr. Rentals
Mike Nolan
Executive Vice President and CFO at Servco Pacific, Inc.
Lance Parker
President, A & B Properties
Randy Perreira
Executive Director, Hawaii Government Employees Association
William C.A. Pieper II [2nd Vice Chairman]
Vice President, Barclay’s VP of Airline Co-Brands
Wayne Pitluck
Founding partner of Pitluck, Kido & Aipa, LLP
James Polk
Executive Vice President of Corporate, Bank of Hawai‘i
Scott Seu
Vice President – Energy Resources, Hawaiian Electric Company
Valerie Shintaku
CPA and Audits Managing Director with Deloitte and Touche LLP
David Striph
Sr. VP, The Howard Hughes Corporation
Paul Turnbull, PhD
President, Mid Pacific Institute
Gaylord Wilcox
President, Editions Limited
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