POWER UP: MUSEUM MOMENTUM IN 2022
Hilo, Hawaiʻi: Navigating Our Institutions' Future
A collaboration between Hawaiʻi Museums Association and East Hawaiʻi Cultural Center
Location: East Hawaiʻi Cultural Center (EHCC), Hilo, HI
Address: 141 Kalakaua St., Hilo, HI 96720
Full program: 9:30 am - 3:45 pm
Our Hawaiʻi cultural institutions have long been islands upon islands; each one, a separate, isolated representation of the personalities and perspectives which initiated that venture. At our conference, Navigating Our Institutions' Future, we hope to a) identify the distinct ways each of our institutions is unique, b) share our plans and aspirations for the near and long term, and c) consider ways in which we can cooperate to synergistically improve outcomes. Each panelist represents one of the many unique cultural institutions located on the Big Island.
Joining us in this discussion will be:
Stephen Freedman, Chair, East Hawaii Cultural Center
Michael A. Nelson, Chief Executive Officer, Volcano Arts Center
Emily Leucht, Director, Wailoa Center
Christian Wong, Executive Director, Hawaiʻi Science & Technology Museum
Carol Walker, Executive Director, East Hawaiʻi Cultural Center and Director, Hawaiʻi Museums Association
We will also be sharing pre-recorded messages from:
Sara Nealy, Executive Director, Kahilu Theatre
Mina Elison, Communications Director and Curator, Donkey Mill Art Center
Lunch and Tour at Sculpture Garden
In the afternoon, participants have the opportunity to enjoy catered lunch* at a very special private location in Pepeʻekeo (ca. 10 miles from Hilo). Michael Shewmaker, a longtime patron of EHCC, private collector, and artist, is opening up his beautiful sculpture garden to all, for continued conversation over a meal at his unique home.
*Lunch will be catered by Sweet Cane Cafe, a local farm-to-table eatery in the heart of Hilo.
EHCC Gallery Tour
Back at the gallery, we will walk through the current exhibition, Terra Forme, with Andrzej Kramarz, Gallery Director and Curator.
- 9:30-9:45 am | Coffee & Pastry
- 9:45-10:00 am | Welcome + Introduction
- 10:00-11:30 am | Panel discussion
(Carpool/Drive to Pepeeko)
- 12:30-2:30 pm | Lunch and Sculpture Garden Tour
(Carpool/Drive back to EHCC)
- 3:00-3:30 pm | Gallery Tour at EHCC with Andrzej Kramarz, Gallery Director and Curator
- 3:30-3:45 pm | Closing remarks