The Cultural Resources Division includes the Library and Archives, and Cultural Collections. The Division's staff of librarians, archivists, collections specialists, technicians, and researchers:
- care for, develop, and provide access to the collection of cultural materials, library titles, and archival documents preserved by Bishop Museum
- contribute to the creation of collections-based educational products in support of the Museum's mission
The care and access to the cultural collection is carried out according to local, national and international laws and regulations governing cultural property and natural heritage.
The Anthropology Department is concerned with investigating and preserving the material heritage of Hawai‘i and the Pacific Basin. Our archaeological collections contain more than one million artifacts from cultures across the Pacific - from Rapa Nui, to New Guinea and from Hawai‘i to Aotearoa.
Information on a number of publications on the Anthropology of Hawai‘i and the Pacific are available from the Bishop Museum Press.
You can also browse and purchase Bishop Museum Press publications and books stocked by the Bishop Museum Shop on-line. Past project reports on file at the Bishop Museum can be located through our on-line database, and a database of Bishop Museum projects is also available on-line. To check the status of the H-3 reports, look here.