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Tatau Marks of Polynesia Closing Festival

6/30/22

Bishop Museum Celebrates Tatau: Marks of Polynesia With a Closing Festival

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum celebrates its exhibition, Tatau: Marks of Polynesia with a Closing Festival this Saturday, July 2, 2022 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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6/23/22

Bishop Museum Announces New, Original Exhibition, Taxonomy: Our Lives Depend On It

The exhibition will use a variety of media including images, video, and interactives to tell stories of taxonomy and the people who do taxonomic work.

News Release July 22

6/14/22

Media Preview: The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum invites members of the news media to attend an exclusive, pre-opening, closed-door Media Preview of its newest original exhibition, The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu.

News Release June 9

6/9/22

Bishop Museum Announces Opening Weekend of The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum announces the full schedule for the Opening Weekend of its new, original exhibition, The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu, which opens to the general public on Saturday, June 18, 2022 in the Museum’s Castle Memorial Building.

News Release June 7

6/7/22

Bishop Museum July 2022, Exhibitions, Programming and Events

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum shares its July 2022 exhibitions, programs, and events.
Pacific Voices

5/20/22

Bishop Museum Hosts Celebrate Micronesia Festival

2022 Festival celebrates Micronesian cultures and connections with both in-person and livestreamed programming.

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5/6/22

$17.5 Million in State Funding directed to Bishop Museum for Operations and Capital Improvement Projects

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi — Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum will receive $17.5 million in funding from the State of Hawaiʻi for the coming year.

City Nature Challenge

5/5/22

Bishop Museum and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Host City Nature Challenge Event

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi — Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, in partnership and in collaboration with the Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, is hosting a City Nature Challenge event at the Museum’s campus this Sunday, May 8 from 1-4 p.m.

Kapaemahu Members Preview

5/4/22

Bishop Museum June 2022
Exhibitions, Programming and Events

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi — Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum shares its June 2022 exhibitions, programs, and events.

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4/8/22

Bishop Museum April/May 2022
Exhibitions, Programs, and Events

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum shares its April and May, 2022 exhibitions, programs, and events.

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3/31/22

Bishop Museum to Launch Conservation Capacity Building Hawaiʻi Master Naturalist Program

Researchers and content experts at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, in collaboration with community partners, are gearing up to launch the Hawaiʻi Master Naturalist Program.

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3/30/22

Bishop Museum Announces New Exhibition, “The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu”

The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu will explore the history and contemporary meanings of four large pōhaku (stones) on Waikīkī Beach.

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3/24/22

Bishop Museum Press Announces Reprinting of Keaomelemele

Bishop Museum Press, a department of Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, announces that after being out of print for several years, Keaomelemele is once again available.

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3/23/22

Bishop Museum Hosts Science & Sustainability Festival

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum is hosting its Science & Sustainability Festival on Saturday, March 26 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. throughout its 15-acre campus.

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3/18/22

Bishop Museum Launches Sustainability Dashboards

“Bishop Museum’s Sustainability Dashboards are part of our efforts to be transparent about our energy and resource usages, and the sustainable practices we’re implementing to improve on these,” said Dr. Christopher Hobbs, Bishop Museum curator of sustainability.

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3/10/22

Bishop Museum Launches New Series of Monthly “After Hours” Events

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum will launch a new series of monthly events starting this Friday, March 11, 2022.

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3/8/22

Bishop Museum Appoints Two New Cultural Curators

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum has appointed two new cultural curators to its Ethnology Department, through support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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12/16/21

Bishop Museum Announces Campus Murals

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum announces the installation of four outdoor murals throughout its 15-acre campus in Kalihi.

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12/8/21

Bishop Museum Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the J. Watumull Planetarium

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the J. Watumull Planetarium on December 12, 2021 with special activities that weekend on Saturday and Sunday, plus free in-person Planetarium shows every weekend in December.

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12/2/21

Bishop Museum Presents Arts Night

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum is pleased to present Bishop Museum Arts Night, a free event for keiki and ʻohana to explore different art forms and engage in art-focused activities.

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11/9/21

Bishop Museum Opening “Tatau: Marks of Polynesia”

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum will open a new exhibit in its J. M. Long Gallery on Saturday, November 13, 2021: Tatau: Marks of Polynesia will be on view through July 4, 2022.

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11/2/21

Bishop Museum Announces New Display:
Two Hawaiian Olympic Champions. The First and the Latest.

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum is proud to announce a new display in the Gulab and Indru Watumull Atrium in historic Hawaiian Hall: Two Hawaiian Olympic Champions. The First and the Latest.

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10/27/21

Halloweekend: A Saturday of Play at Bishop Museum 

Just in time for Halloween, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum presents “Halloweekend: A Saturday of Play at Bishop Museum.” 

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10/14/21

Awaiaulu Press and Bishop Museum Press Reprint

After being out of print for more than five years, Bishop Museum Press has reprinted the Hawaiian and English Cross-Age Learning Picture Vocabulary Book.

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10/13/21

Bishop Museum to Increase Access to Resources, Collections with the Help of Booz Allen Hamilton

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum has embarked on a Digital Futures Initiative to modernize its IT infrastructure, build on its long digital legacy, and enable its future in Informatics.

Sustainability

9/30/21

Museum Collections Offer Evidence of 3,000 Years of Sustainable Ecosystem Stewardship on Tikopia Island

A new archaeological study published in Sustainability by researchers at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History examines past resource management strategies and their impacts on the long-term sustainability and resiliency of Pacific Island ecosystems.

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9/27/21

Dinosaurs Return to Bishop Museum

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum will bring the second exhibit of a prehistoric trilogy to Honolulu. Expedition Dinosaur: Rise of the Mammals will transport visitors to the Cretaceous Period 66 million years ago when some of the most iconic dinosaurs ruled the Earth.

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9/14/21

Bishop Museum to Host COVID-19 Vaccination Events

With community health and wellbeing in mind, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum will host three vaccination events at a designated area on its campus.

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8/31/21

Bishop Museum Awarded $100,000 Frankenthaler Climate Initiative Grant

Funds will be used to increase energy efficiency and improve climate control in the Pauahi Building collections areas.
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8/11/21

Bishop Museum Presents E Ulu A Pa‘a, an Online Fundraiser and Auction

Bishop Museum is proud to present E Ulu A Pa‘a, a 10-day online fundraising auction in support of the museum’s mission.

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7/26/21

Bishop Museum Awarded $49,999 by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for “Extending Our Reach Project”

The project will provide Bishop Museum educational programs to Native Hawaiian students on neighboring islands.

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6/24/21

Bishop Museum Receives $100,000 Award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum has been awarded $100,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to support its project, Ka Makaiwa: Strengthening Digital Access for Native Hawaiian Futures.

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6/18/21

Bishop Museum Celebrates International “Make Music Day” With Free Concert

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum is pleased to partner with Make Music Hawaiʻi and be one of the signature venues for the worldwide musical celebration Make Music Day, which is held annually on the summer solstice, this year on June 21.

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5/20/21

Bishop Museum Awarded OHA ʻAhahui Grant for
POW! WOW!: Arts Night at Bishop Museum

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) to support POW! WOW!: Arts Night at Bishop Museum.

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4/28/21

Bishop Museum Launches Endowment Campaign
and Announces First Endowed Chair

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum is pleased to announce the launch of its endowment campaign with its first endowed chair, The Wayne Pitluck and Judith Pyle Curator for Cultural Resilience, to be held by Bishop Museum Cultural Advisor, Marques Hanalei Marzan.

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4/21/21

Bishop Museum and Parley for the Oceans Present Parley AIR Station Hawai During the Museum’s Wild Explorers Weekend — A Saturday of Play

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum is pleased to announce the installation of a Parley AIR Station Hawaiʻi on its Great Lawn, with access and related public programming launching Saturday, April 24 during the Museum’s Wild Explorers Weekend — A Saturday of Play event.

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4/15/21

Bishop Museum to Invest in Curatorial Practices rooted in Indigenous Frameworks with $1 Million Grant

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum is pleased to announce that it has been
awarded a $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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4/9/21

Bishop Museum Announces Its New Exhibit, POW! WOW! The First Decade: From Hawaiʻi to the World

Exhibition will provide a contemporary art experience that bridges culture, creative expression, and indigenous perspectives to showcase some of the most notable street artists and sculptors from Hawaiʻi and around the world.

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2/26/21

Bishop Museum and Awaiaulu Launch New Project to Preserve and Digitize Hawaiian Language Newspapers

The goal of the multi-year project, He Aupuni Palapala, is to digitize Hawaiian language newspapers, in all repositories, for free online access.

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2/11/21

Bishop Museum Announces Its New, Original Exhibit,
(Re)Generations: Challenging Scientific Racism in Hawaiʻi

Exhibition explores how the controversial Sullivan Collection has taken on new life as a genealogical source for Kānaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) descendants.

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1/15/21

Bishop Museum Launches Online Experiences for Japanese Speakers

“Bishop Museum’s Japanese Online Experiences” consists of 24 scheduled online experiences between January and December 2021 that showcase the history, culture, and environment of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific through the lens of the Museum’s signature galleries, original exhibitions, and livestreamed presentations.

Virtual Kaula Piko Event

12/3/20

Bishop Museum Presents, “Kaula Piko: Leʻa I Ke Kani Concert, Featuring the Legendary Ledward Kaapana and Very Special Guests”

In the spirit of the holidays, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum and Kealakai Center for Pacific Strings will present “Kaula Piko: Leʻa I Ke Kani Concert, Featuring the Legendary Ledward Kaapana and Very Special Guests” Alan Akaka, Pōmaikaʻi and Mālie Lyman, Douglas Poʻoloa Tolentino, Bobby Moderow Jr, Kamuela and Kaʻihi Kimokeo, Kenneth Makuakāne, Ocean Kaowili, and Halehaku Seabury.
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10/23/20

Halloweekend: A Saturday of Play at Bishop Museum

This Halloween, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum presents “Halloweekend: A Saturday of Play at Bishop Museum.” With educational programs across the museum campus, a social media costume contest, and prizes, Halloweekend will provide a safe and fun place for families to celebrate Halloween festivities, Bishop Museum-style.

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10/16/20

Bishop Museum Scientists Describe the Last Known Species of Endodonta Land Snail

Bishop Museum scientists and collaborators with Hawaiʻi’s Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Snail Extinction Prevention Program and the University of Florida Natural History Museum have described what is considered to be the last living species of a group of native Hawaiian land snails that were previously thought extinct.
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09/23/20

Bishop Museum to Reopen Thursday, Sept. 24

In accordance with the latest mandates from City and State officials, Bishop Museum will reopen for business beginning Thursday, September 24.

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08/19/20

Bishop Museum Presents E Ulu A Pa‘a, an Online Fundraiser and Auction

In lieu of its annual dinner, the online fundraiser gathers the community to support the mission of Bishop Museum

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07/23/20

Bishop Museum describes first living native Hawaiian land snail species in more than 60 years

For the first time in more than 60 years, Bishop Museum scientists have named a new species of living native Hawaiian land snail.
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07/16/20

Kaula Piko: The Source of Strings

The pioneering influence of Hawaiian musicians in both performance styles and the actual design and construction of instruments is of international significance, yet little known.

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07/8/20

Feather Cloak and Helmet Gifted to Captain Cook to Return Permanently to Hawai‘i

An ʻahu ʻula (feather cloak) and mahiole (feather helmet) gifted to Captain Cook in 1779 are being permanently returned to Hawaiʻi by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

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06/12/20

Bishop Museum to Reopen and Launch New Outdoor Museum Experiences

Following the latest mandates from City and State officials, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum will soon be reopening to the community.

12/10/19

Bishop Museum Goes Plastic-Free

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, together with partners Shop Pacifica and Bishop
Museum Café by Highway Inn, has eliminated the sale of all single-use plastics on its campus.

10/3/19

Mai Kinohi Mai: Surfing in Hawaii

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum presents a new, original exhibit that explores surfing’s history and its ongoing technical and cultural developments. “Mai Kinohi Mai: Surfing in Hawai‘i” invites visitors to explore surfing as a culture, an art, a sport and a way of life.

7/31/19

Spineless Wonders: Rising From the Deep

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum presents a new exhibition that gives visitors a rare glimpse into the undersea world of marine invertebrates through both an artistic and scientific lens.

7/30/19

Bishop Museum Press Reprints Lā‘au Hawai‘i: Traditional Hawaiian Uses of Plants

Bishop Museum Press has reprinted the classic work, “Lā‘au Hawai‘i: Traditional Hawaiian Uses of Plants,” in celebration of the 100th birthday of the author, Dr. Isabella Aiona Abbott (1919–2010).

7/10/19

Bishop Museum Appoints Jillian Swift as Museum’s New Archaeologist

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum has hired Jillian Swift as the museum’s new archaeologist.

Past Press Releases

Honolulu, Hawai‘i – Two artists have been selected to explore the rich archives of Bishop Museum Library & Archives in a pilot Wānanga | Wānana Residency offered by Bishop Museum in partnership with Creative New Zealand. The successful art practitioners, chosen from an impressive range of quality applications, are: Ngahina Hohaia (Taranaki, Ngāti Moeahu, Ngāti Haupoto) and Julian Arahanga (Te Atihaunui-a-Paparangi).

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Honolulu, Hawai‘i –At the center of Bishop Museum’s recent original exhibition, “Rapa Nui: The Untold Stories of Easter Island,” stood a full-size 3-D model of the moai (statue) Hoa Hakananai‘a.

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Honolulu, Hawai‘i – Bishop Museum’s newest traveling family exhibition invites visitors on an educational and entertaining journey of the history of land, sea, air and space travel with displays made of nearly one million LEGO® bricks.

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Honolulu, Hawai‘i–Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum presents a new exhibition that gives visitors a rare glimpse into the undersea world of marine invertebrates through both an artistic and scientific lens.

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Honolulu, Hawai‘i – Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum’s annual celebration of all things science is back with the 2019 Hi-Sci Festival.

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Honolulu, Hawai‘i – In less than a month, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum will showcase its newest original exhibit, which will explore the relationships between kiʻi (images) and people.

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Honolulu, Hawai‘i – Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum announced today that it will retain ownership of lands in Waipi‘o Valley on the island of Hawai‘i.

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Honolulu, Hawai‘i – Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum presents “Kini ke Kua: Transformative Images,” a new exhibit that explores relationships between kiʻi (images) and people.

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