The Hawai‘i Museums Association (HMA) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to communication and cooperation among the staffs and supporters of Hawai’i’s museums. Founded in 1968.
HMA strives to:
• be a catalyst for the exchange of information and ideas among museums and related institutions in Hawai’i
• promote and develop professional standards for Hawai’i museums through an ongoing program of professional training and publications
• stimulate interest in and promote information about museums as important educational and cultural centers
• conduct and encourage research and disseminate findings related to the museum field.
National Museum of the American Indian
Hawaii State Art Museum
Lahania Restoration Foundation
Directors at large
(ʻIolani Palace, Retired)
King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center
Shangri La, Center for Islamic Art and Cultures
Honolulu Museum of Art
John Young Museum of Art
Hawaiʻi Theater Center
The membership committee is responsible for surveying member needs and preferences, researching and representing membership benefits, and spearheading the annual membership campaign.
The Nūhou committee is responsible for soliciting content and distributing the quarterly HMA newsletter.
The programming committee is responsible for developing networking and educational events that serve HMA members and promote Hawaii museums.
The fundraising committee is responsible for seeking out and developing fundraising sources to support HMA activities and initiatives.
The conference committee is responsible for organizing the annual HMA conference to include selecting the theme, arranging for presenters, setting up tours, acquiring the location, setting a budget and all logistics related to the event.
The advocacy committee is responsible for researching and developing initiatives that promote the importance of Hawaii museums to local communities and the state.
Website and Social Media
The website and social media committee is responsible for researching new and interesting content to be added to the HMA website making it the source for museum industry information statewide. It is also responsible for posting content on the HMA social media venues to engage the membership.
Jane Hoffman, Kilauea Point Natural History Association
Stacy Hoshino, Hawai’i Council for the Humanities
Peter Van Dyke, Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden
Betty Lou Kam, Bishop Museum
E. Tory Laitila