Hawaii 2011

Getting Cultural Heritage on the National Agenda:
A Case Study from Vanuatu by Ralph Regenvanu

The Honorable Ralph Regenvanu (MP, Minister of Justice and Community Services, Vanuatu) speaks about the innovative cultural and economic initiatives in his country and the region that attempt to "mainstream" cultural heritage in national policy. He reflects on his transition into politics from his...
By: Kate Williams
As I sit in my cozy Seattle apartment looking out over the fresh snowfall of the big winter storm they’ve been predicting for a week, my mind drifts back to . . . Hawaii. I was very fortunate to be chosen as one of the Wanda Chin Scholarship recipients in 2011. The award allowed me to attend the conference, something I definitely would not have been able to do on my own. I was...
By Adrienne Barnett
Okay…let’s face it the phrase, “when I grow up, I want to be a museum professional,” is not spoken with much frequency (if any) by most children.  In fact, even those of us in the field would be hard pressed to exactly define a “museum professional.”  Is it someone that teaches summer camps, builds exhibits, writes grants, and tracks budgets (sometimes all within the same well...
By: Tim Hecox
This past September I had the honor of attending the 2011 Western Museums Association Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii as both a Wanda Chin Scholarship recipient and session presenter.
Having been awarded this scholarship offered me the first time experience of presenting at a national conference and to take another step in establishing myself as a leader in the museum industry...
By: Tasia Endo
Whereas the summer was already ending in Seattle, with seasonal showers and sixty-degree temperatures, the warmth of the sun and welcoming aloha-spirit undoubtedly describes my time in Honolulu for the 2011 WMA Annual Meeting. However, “working together to move forward,” truly characterizes my experience at the meeting this September.
Attending on behalf of the Northwest Nikkei...
Embedded below is Dr. Suzanne Bott's presentation for the very popular session Spirit of Place and Reconciliation at WMA 2011 in Hawaii.

Matt Mattice, Executive Director, King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center
Dr. Suzanne Bott, Planner, National Park Service
Janice Kelsey, Director of Ministry, Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
Keahe Davis, Education Specialist, King...
Open Letter to WMA 2011 Volunteers:
On behalf of the Western Museums Association Board of Directors and membership I want to thank you for your work as a volunteer for the WMA 2011 Annual Meeting Pupukahi i Holomua “Working Together to Move Forward” in Hawai’i.
WMA’s Annual Meeting provides museum professionals an opportunity to exchange ideas and best practices, network with colleagues, and...
By: Jason B. Jones
After a few weeks of reflecting on WMA 2011 in Hawai’i, I am still excited by what was an amazing Annual Meeting – and an international event!
Presented in collaboration with the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums, the 2011 WMA Annual Meeting was also co-hosted by the Hawai’i Museums Association and the Pacific Islands Museums Association. With four...
By: Alexandra Harris
The Book is Dead, Long Live the Book!
As 21st-century museum professionals, we recognize the need to expand access to our content using digital platforms. But what does that mean for us, beyond the labor of educating ourselves about e-books, apps, and mobile web, and implementing the technology? I’ve heard both the hype and the panic, and am choosing a measured approach;...
By: Nicole Trudeau
It was a pleasure to be a part of the WMA Annual Meeting in Hawaii! I presented during the session Brand Experience: Creating an Institutional Identity:
Nicole Trudeau, Senior Designer, J. Paul Getty Museum
Karin Moughamer, Campus Outreach Coordinator, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington
Tomas Ancona, Principal, Ancona + Associates...


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