It thus virtually unifies collections isolated in departmental and program units on different campuses. It reduces the cost and redundancy of publicizing electronic information individually, while integrating online presentations. Through the UHVM, the UH Museum Consortium hopes to improve public understanding and recognition of the rich diversity of these UH collections.
The UHVM utilizes the internet to bring Hawai‘i’s diverse heritage collections to a global audience. Greater accessibility to the collections will provide new research opportunities for users and lead to the sharing of ideas across disciplines, campuses, and geographic regions.