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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bishop Museum Awarded $100,000 Frankenthaler Climate Initiative GrantFunds will be used to increase energy efficiency and improve climate control in the Pauahi Building collections areas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bishop Museum and Parley for the Oceans Present Parley AIR Station Hawaiʻi 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bishop Museum Scientists Describe the Last Known Species of Endodonta Land SnailBishop 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.
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.
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
Bishop Museum describes first living native Hawaiian land snail species in more than 60 yearsFor the first time in more than 60 years, Bishop Museum scientists have named a new species of living native Hawaiian land snail.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mai Kinohi Mai: Surfing in Hawai‘iBernice 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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
Honolulu, Hawai‘i – Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum’s annual celebration of all things science is back with the 2019 Hi-Sci Festival.
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.
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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