Mission: Bishop Museum inspires our community and visitors through the exploration and celebration of the extraordinary history, culture, and environment of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific.
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
|Timothy E. Johns
Chief Consumer Officer, Consumer Strategy Division, Hawaii Medical Service Association
|Dr. Patrick V. Kirch
Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus and Professor the Graduate School for the UC Berkeley Department of Anthropology
|Anton C. Krucky [1st Vice Chairman]
President & General Manager, Tissue Genesis
Chief Executive Officer of Communications Pacific
|Jen-L Lyman [Secretary]
Vice President Trust Department, First Hawaiian Bank
|Kapiolani K. Marignoli
|Watters O. Martin, Jr. [Chairman]
President, Dolores Furtado Martin Foundation
Executive Vice President and CFO at Servco Pacific, Inc.
President, A & B Properties
Executive Director, Hawaii Government Employees Association
|William C.A. Pieper II [2nd Vice Chairman]
Vice President, Barclay’s US
Founding partner of Pitluck, Kido & Aipa, LLP
Vice Chairman, Consumer Banking Group, Bank of Hawai‘i
Vice President – Energy Resources, Hawaiian Electric Company
CPA and Audits Managing Director with Deloitte and Touche LLP
Sr. VP, The Howard Hughes Corporation
|Paul Turnbull, PhD
President, Mid Pacific Institute
President, Editions Limited