Living Cultures, Living Collections: Bishop Museum’s Pacific Pipeline

  • Sunday, October 8, 2023
  • 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
  • Hilton Pasadena, Pasadena Ballroom


Kayla Annen, Collection Manager of Ethnology, Bishop Museum
Taylour Chang, Director of Public Programs and Community Engagement, Bishop Museum
Kamalu du Preez, Cultural Resource Specialist, Bishop Museum


Healoha Johnston, Director of Cultural Resources, and Curator for Hawaiʻi and Pacific Arts and Culture, Bishop Museum


  • Indigenous

Learning Format: Passive Learning

Bishop Museum recently began a multi-phase program called the Pacific Pipeline, to build internal capacity and support institution-wide implementation of Indigenous practices, and to collaboratively share how these practices can be upheld across the museum field. In this session, the program’s co-leads from collections and public program teams discuss the challenges and results of the Living Cultures project in Phase 1, and the transformational approaches to activating collections through cultural practitioners’ and knowledge bearers’ relationships to material culture.