HMA is the primary provider of museum training programs in the state of Hawai‘i. It serves the museum field with an annual conference on current issues in the museum field and seminars in specialized areas of museum work such as collections management, exhibition design, and educational programming. HMA publishes a quarterly newsletter, Nuhou, with information about local and national museum issues and articles of technical and general interest. HMA also conducts research to service the needs of Hawai‘i’s museum community.