Hawaii Museums Association Announces Annual Conference

HONOLULU (KHNL) - The Hawaii Museums Association (HMA) will hold its annual conference on May 24 to 25 in Honolulu. The theme for this year¹s conference is ³Transforming Our Institutions: Challenging Histories & Engaging Communities.² The conference will include presentations, panel and roundtable discussions and more. Registration fees for the conference range from $175 to $45. For more information, visit hawaiimuseum.org or e-mail info@hawaiimuseums.org.

Post-conference workshops will be held at Bishop Museum on May 26. Post-conference topics will include budgeting for non-profits and working with issues pertaining to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). The registration fee for the budgeting workshop range from $30 to $20, the NAGPRA workshop is free.

HMA was founded in 1968 and is the primary provider of museum training programs in the state of Hawaii. The annual conference is one of the ways HMA serves the museum field.

What: Hawaii Museums Association 2007 Annual Conference

Where: Conference: 550 South King Street

Thursday, May 24 to Friday, May 25, 2007

Post-Conference: Bishop Museum, Paki Conference Room II Saturday, May 26, 2007

When: Conference Dates: Thursday, May 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday, May 25, 2007 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Post Conference: Saturday, May 26, 2007, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Admission: May 24 and 25: Both days: $175 non-member; $150 member; $90 student Single day: $90 non-member; $80 member; $45 student May 26: Post conference workshop: $30 non-member; $20 member

Information: For more information, e-mail info@hawaiimuseums.org or visit www.hawaiimuseums.org

Nanette Napoleon: 261 0705