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Lectures, Workshops, and Special Presentations

All lectures and presentations listed here were sponsored or co-sponsored by the Museums Studies Graduate Certificate Program.


Tom Klobe Lecture Series

Tom Klobe, Emeritus Professor of Art and former director of the University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery (1977-2006) is a nationally recognized exhibition designer. Under Mr. Klobe’s direction, the UH Art Gallery established a local and national reputation for impeccably designed exhibitions that consistently dazzled visitors and enhanced their experiences of the works on display. During his tenure the gallery won five national “Print Casebooks” awards for excellence in exhibition design, often winning over exhibitions developed by prestigious institutions with larger budgets. Many of Mr. Klobe’s students now work in museums in all parts of the world and credit their interest in innovative exhibition design to his exhibitions in Honolulu.

The UH Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program is pleased to present two lectures by Tom Klobe on different aspects of exhibition design. (Other lectures are in the works.)

Keia Wai Ola: This Living Water (2008)
Exhibition Planning and Design: Writing with Thread (2010)

Ralph Regenvanu—Keynote Talk

September 26, 2011
Western Museums Association 2011 Annual Meeting
Honolulu, Hawai‘i

The Honorable Ralph Regenvanu, former Minister of Justice and Community Services, Vanuatu, speaks about innovative cultural and economic initiatives in his country and the region that attempt to “mainstream” cultural heritage into national policy. For eleven years Mr. Regenvanu was the director of Vanuatu’s principal cultural heritage management agency, the Vanuatu Cultural Centre (1995-2006). He was also a board member of the Vanuatu National Cultural Council, a founding member of the Pacific Islands Museums Association and a member of its executive board (1997 to 2009).  He worked on a number of UNESCO projects including a draft of the “World Report on Cultural Diversity” and the “Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.” Mr. Regenvanu addresses a range of challenges that face island nations and indigenous peoples in the Pacific including issues of sustainability, the promotion of cultural heritage as a part of development, and the protection of cultural resources.


Lectures

The lectures listed below were sponsored by the Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program (MSGCP) in collaboration with other organizations: Bishop Museum, Hawai‘i Museums Association (HMA), Lyman Museum and Mission House, and UH Outreach College.

“Conservation of a Chinese Masterpiece: The Forbidden City’s Juanquinzhai, a Theater & Studio in the Qianlong Garden Complex” by T. K. McClintock, Chief Techinical Advisor, World Monuments Fund for Conservation of Juanquinzhai; December 9, 2010.  (Bishop Museum, HMA, and MSGCP)

“The Web and Indigenous Peoples: The Future is Here” by Phillip Gordon, Aboriginal Heritage Project Officer, Australian Museum; September 9, 2010.  (Bishop Museum, HMA, and MSGCP)

“Listening to the Visitor: Perspectives on Museum Evaluation & Visitor Satisfaction” by Wendy Meluch, Private Consultant, Visitor Satisfaction; March 6, 2010.  (Bishop Museum, HMA, and MSGCP)

“The Smithsonian Institution: Hawai‘i Connections” by Franklin Odo, Director, Asian Pacific American Program, Smithsonian Institution; April 24, 2009. (Bishop Museum, HMA, and MSGCP)

“A Conversation about Controversy and Complexity” by Dwight T. Pitcaithley, retired Chief Historian, NPS; Noelle Kahanu, Project Manager, Bishop Museum; and Kippen de Alba Chu, Executive Director, ‘Iolani Palace; April 17, 2009. (Bishop Museum, HMA, and MSGCP)

“Preserving and Interpreting Heritage at the Lyman Museum” by Dolly Strazar, Director, Lyman Museum; May 15, 2008. (Bishop Museum, HMA, and MSGCP)

“Discovering Treasures in the Charlot Collection: Using Artists’ Papers for Research” by Bron Solyom, UHM Jean Charlot Collection; April 18. 2008. (HMA, Jean Charlot Collection, MSGCP)

“Building Your Brand: What, Why and How” by Bernard Uy, President, Wall-to-Wall; March 28, 2008, (Bishop Museum, HMA, and MSGCP)

“Report on the Persistence of Memory Conferences” by Helen Wong Smith, President, Asso. of Hawai‘i Archivists; and Michael Thomas, UHM Joseph Rock Herbarium; January 25, 2008.  Lecture held at the Lyman Museum, Hilo. (HMA, Lyman Museum, MSGCP)

“Report on the Persistence of Memory Conferences” by Helen Wong Smith, President, Asso. of Hawai‘i Archivists; and Michael Thomas, UHM Joseph Rock Herbarium; December 14, 2007. (Bishop Museum, HMA, and MSGCP)

“Current Trends in the Digitization of Museum Collections” by John Doolan, CEO, KE Software; October 8, 2007. (Bishop Museum, HMA, and MSGCP)

“Caring for American Indian Objects and Preservation Issues” by Sherelyn Ogden, Head of Conservation, Minnesota Historical Society; June 22, 2005. (MSGCP and UH Outreach College)


Workshops

The workshops listed below were sponsored by the Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program (MSGCP) alone or in collaboration with other organizations:  Bishop Museum, Hawai‘i Museums Association (HMA), and UH Outreach College.

Visitor Studies Workshops:  “Understanding Visitor Surveys and Customer Service: A Workshop to Maximize What Your Audience Knows About Your Institution” by Wendy Meluch, Principle of Visitor Studies Services, Visitor Satisfaction Consultant; and Stephanie Weaver, Principle of Experienceology, Visitor Experience Consultant; January 22, 2011. (Bishop Museum, HMA, and MSGCP)

“Choosing Partners for the Disaster Prom” by Lynn Davis and Deborah Dunn, UHM Preservation Dept.; May 16, 2008. (HMA, MSGCP, UHM Preservation Dept.)

“Budget 101 for Nonprofits” by Kina Mahi, Ka‘ala Farms; and Wei Fang, Phillips de Pury and Co.; March 19, 2008; Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Kahalui, Maui. (Bishop Museum, HMA, and MSGCP)

“Budget 101 for Nonprofits” by Kina Mahi, Ka‘ala Farms; and Wei Fang, Phillips de Pury and Co.; March 18, 2008. (Bishop Museum, HMA, and MSGCP)

“Nuts and Bolts of Exhibition Installation for Museums, Galleries, and Related Sites” by Tom Klobe and Wayne Kawamoto; June 22, 2007. (MSGCP)

“Color for Exhibition Design in Museums, Galleries and Related Sites” by Tom Klobe, UH Art Gallery; June 21, 2007. (MSGCP)

“Exhibition Design for Museums, Galleries and Related Sites” by Tom Klobe, UH Art Gallery; June 30 and February 1, 2005. (MSGCP)

“Preservation Planning for Museums, Historical Societies, Libraries and Archives by Sherelyn Ogden, Minnesota Historical Society; June 24, 2005. (MSGCP)

“Caring for Collections: Conservation Issues for Museums, Historical Societies, Libraries and Archives” by Sherelyn Ogdon, Minnesota Historical Society; June 23, 2005. (MSGCP)