This year’s HMA conference theme is Art Matters! Hosted at the beautiful Hawai’i State Art Museum from April 21-22, this year’s conference will explore the unique and varied ways in which local museums collect, preserve, and make their collections relevant and accessible to the public.  The 2017 conference will feature workshops, gallery tours, and panels as opportunities for Hawaii’s museum professionals to share their expertise and discuss issues, challenges, and developments in the field.  Special events will include a keynote address by Konrad Ng, Executive Director of Shangri La: a museum of Islamic art, culture & design, and an evening cocktail reception.

Please contact Heather Diamond ( if you have questions.  Please submit your proposals here. Program forthcoming.

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Don’t Miss!

HMA P(art)y Bus Art Tour

Join your local Public Art Experts, Tory Laitila and Jonathan Johnson, for the first ever Party Bus Tour of art in Honolulu and its environs. Let our storytellers reveal how much public art matters as we take our happy hour on the road, stopping along the way to learn more about Honolulu’s works of art.

Limited seating–First come, first served! 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

4:30 – 7:00, BYOB

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