Annual Conference 2017-04-20T21:24:02+00:00

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


There is no parking on site. Parking is available at nearby lots, including across Hotel street in the Ali’i Place building (enter at 1099 Alakea Street, cash only), across Richards Street at Iolani Palace, and metered street parking in the area.

Accessible Parking
Free accessible parking stalls are available in these location for persons with disabilities:

  • Iolani Palace grounds (one stall near the Richards Street exit, one stall near the State Archives building, and one stall near the gate leading to the State Capitol)
  • Ali‘i Place building parking structure (vehicle entrance at 1099 Alakea Street, pedestrian entrance/exit on South Hotel Street directly across from the Hawai‘i State Art Museum). 2 hour limit.
  • State parking lots allow metered spaces in those lots to be used as accessible parking, with a 2 hour limit. Nearby state parking lots include the State Capitol (415 South Beretania Street and Punchbowl Street), and the Kalanimoku Building (corner of Beretania Street and 1151 Punchbowl Street). For a full list of state government parking lots and a map, please visit the Automotive Management Division webpage.

In order to use the spaces, vehicles must display the appropriate placard issued to individuals.

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