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CHA-286631-22Challenge Programs: Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge GrantsBernice P. Bishop MuseumHo?a Hou Ka Lamaku - Lighting a Path to New Digital Infrastructure for Bishop Museum Cultural Collections9/1/2022 - 8/31/2026$470,179.00Melissa Tulig   Bernice P. Bishop MuseumHonoluluHI96817-2704USA2022Interdisciplinary Studies, OtherInfrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge GrantsChallenge Programs04701790292010

Integration of various databases and digital assets into a central content management system to ensure improved access to and continued sustainability of Indigenous cultural collections at Bishop Museum, Hawai'i.

Ho?a Hou Ka Lamaku - Lighting a Path to New Digital Infrastructure for Bishop Museum Cultural Collections will provide transformative change for the care and sharing of digitized cultural heritage at Bishop Museum centered on the inclusion and attribution of Indigenous knowledge. This project will improve every aspect of our digital framework by investing in information systems and hardware; data standardization, integration, and digital asset management; and online platform development and outreach.

GM-*2182-81Public Programs: Humanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsBernice P. Bishop MuseumThe History and Peoples of Hawaii9/1/1981 - 9/30/1982$15,000.00Roger Rose   Bernice P. Bishop MuseumHonoluluHI96817-2704USA1981History, GeneralHumanities Projects in Museums and Historical OrganizationsPublic Programs150000108740

To support implementation of renovation of exhibits in two galleries of the Bishop Museum around two themes: Hawaiian history (1778-1959), and the multiethnic heritage of the island.

PF-249717-16Preservation and Access: Sustaining Cultural Heritage CollectionsBernice P. Bishop MuseumDeveloping a Master Preservation Plan for the the World's Largest Hawaiian and Pacific Archaeology Collections10/1/2016 - 6/30/2018$49,581.00Charmaine Wong   Bernice P. Bishop MuseumHonoluluHI96817-2704USA2016AnthropologySustaining Cultural Heritage CollectionsPreservation and Access495810495810

A planning project to improve storage and environmental conditions for a collection of more than one million archaeological artifacts from throughout the Pacific.

The Anthropology Department at the Bishop Museum will develop a Master Preservation Plan for the Archaeology Collections, which comprise an estimated 1.2 million artifacts and samples. This project will assemble a team of qualified professionals consisting of a conservator, a historic preservation specialist, a mechanical engineer, and collections and facility staff members.  The Master Preservation Plan builds on previous museum-wide conservation surveys and will focus on assessing the preservation needs and issues of the collections, environmental conditions, and collections spaces, and make recommendations to mitigate risks that are sustainable and specific to the varied collections, the museum, and Hawaii.  The plan will produce thoughtful and informed recommendations, implementation plans, and next steps guide both the short- and long-term stewardship and preservation of the collections, including plans for the consolidation of collections and HVAC ductwork.

PH-20372-90Preservation and Access: National Heritage Preservation ProjectsBernice P. Bishop MuseumImproved Storage for the Anthropology Collections10/1/1990 - 6/30/1994$512,005.00Elizabeth Tatar   Bernice P. Bishop MuseumHonoluluHI96817-2704USA1990AnthropologyNational Heritage Preservation ProjectsPreservation and Access51200505120050

To support preparation, consolidation, and the moving of the Bishop Museum's systematic anthropology collections into a compact storage system in a newly constructed building.

ZDH-283709-22Agency-wide Projects: ARP-Organizations (Digital humanities-related)Bernice P. Bishop MuseumMau ka Leo: Safeguarding Hawai'i's Genealogy of Knowledge and Lived Experience1/1/2022 - 12/31/2022$491,368.00Melissa Tulig   Bernice P. Bishop MuseumHonoluluHI96817-2704USA2021Cultural HistoryARP-Organizations (Digital humanities-related)Agency-wide Projects49136804913680

The digitization of museum collections and museum staff knowledge through supporting 15 existing employees, and the hiring of a Digital Humanities Specialist to manage the project. 

Through Mau Ka Leo, Bishop Museum proposes to capture institutional and cultural knowledge held by staff so that the collective voice(s) of Bishop Museum can endure for future generations. This project supports the salaries of staff members across our cultural and huma collections as well as the hiring of a Digital Humanities Specialist, who will manage the project under the direction of the Museum’s Director of Informatics. Additionally, a Humanities Advisory Committee will be established to define the guiding principles for recording knowledge and to support the development of themes and content throughout the project. In tandem with the migration of Museum collections already digitized to the EMu platform, this knowledge will be documented through EMu’s Narratives module, allowing for multiple ways of knowing to be presented and for connections to be made across departments. This information will be made accessible to the public through CultureConnect, an online experience platform.