Hawaii 2011

By: Stephanie Weaver
There is truly a once-in-a-lifetime museum conference coming up September 23-26, 2011, and I hope you have already bought your ticket and made your hotel reservations. Yes, I'm on the program committee and therefore a bit biased about the great sessions, like one on "Creating the Best Experience: Museums & Guest Service" that I might be a part of. Or not. You'll have to...
By: Elizabeth B. Herridge
I started working full time in the arts and cultural sector a decade ago when I moved to Las Vegas.  After attending the annual meeting of the Western Museums Association in Portland last fall, I am still kicking myself for not having become involved sooner!  I had no idea that so many valuable resources would be made available to me as a result of my attendance.
I had...

Entry monument to the Pearl Harbor visitor center

For museums in the Pacific Rim, it’s often challenging to create programs and services that meet the needs of both locals and tourists. This engaging half-day workshop will give you a framework upon which to build vital programs that attract the local audience, while helping you streamline your visitor service offerings for the important tourist...
By: Jason B. Jones
I’m stoked for the WMA Annual Meeting in Hawai'i, but not for the reasons you may think. As a redhead that gets sunburned while just thinking about sitting on the beach, soaking up the sun isn’t high on my priorities list. Thankfully, Hawai’i and the Annual Meeting offer much more than sun and surf.
On-Line Registration - Early Bird Rate Available till 7/31!
The diversity of...
2011 Annual Meeting
Honolulu, Hawaii

Presented in collaboration with
Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums
and co-hosted by
Hawaii Museums Association
Pacific Islands Museums Association
September 23-26,2011
How do you like to help your colleagues? What is a fun way to support learning for professionals? How do you or your museums like to...

Museums as Gifts to Universities: Case Study Magnes to UC Berkeley

How good does WMA get?  Well, check out this session from last year's conference in Portland entitled, "Museums as Gifts to Universities."
It's got fundraising, collections issues, administration, technology, new leaders, drama and networking all wrapped into one...
And don't forget to REGISTER NOW FOR WMA HAWAII 2011!
From the RC-AAM list serve forwarded to Ted Greenberg

Treasured Museum Artifacts Damaged By Tsunami - Honolulu News Story - KITV Honolulu.
Hulihe'e Palace Once Hawaiian Royalty Vacation Home, Now Museum
Lara Yamada KITV4 News Anchor
KONA, Hawaii -- "This is an old photo of princess Kaiulani," said Palace Administrator Fanny Au Hoy as she showed KITV4's Lara Yamada into the palace basement.
This year's Program Committee Meeting at the Liljestrand House was a fascinating exercise and a wonderful experience working with a great group of people.  This year's conference is going to be a strong one, with session proposals from WMA, the Hawai'i Museums Association, the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums, and the Pacific Islands Museums Association. It was an exciting...
By Heather Ferrell
As a result of improved fiscal management and the dedicated commitment of board, membership, and volunteers, the WMA has been able to financially reposition itself and contract with Hauck & Associates, Inc., to manage the daily operations of the organization.
Following the most successful Annual Meetings in the past five years, the Board of Directors of WMA is pleased to...


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