Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai’i
Phone: (808) 945-7633
The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, a non-profit organization, strives to strengthen our diverse community by educating present and future generations in the evolving Japanese American experience in Hawai‘i. Founded on May 28, 1987, the Center celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2012. The Cultural Center has more than 4,800 members and annually connects to more than 30,000 residents and visitors through its programs and events. The Cultural Center features a historical museum, an exhibition gallery, library/archive center, the Kenshikan martial arts dōjō, the Seikōan Japanese teahouse, and a Gift Shop.
Society of Asian Art of Hawai’i
1010 S King St. #804 Honolulu, HI, 96814
The Society of Asian Art of Hawaiʻi is a non-profit educational and charitable organization growing out of the Oriental Art Society of Hawaii, founded in 1974.
SAAH was established to (1) promote the appreciation, enjoyment, and understanding of Asian art; (2) promote and encourage the creation, preservation, and collection of Asian art; and (3) promote education about Asian art. Programs are held almost every month during the academic year, September through May, wherein experts give illustrated lectures or gallery walkthroughs to SAAH members and guests.
University of Hawai‘i
Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program
Phone: (808) 956-8843
The Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program at the University of Hawai‘i offers students an opportunity to learn about museums, acquire professional experience, and develop research skills while earning a certificate. Currently housed in the Department of American Studies, it is the only official program in the state to offer formalized training for people interested in making a career in museums. The program is the result of a working partnership between the university, local museums, and the Hawai‘i Museums Association.
Hawai’i Council for the Humanities
Phone: (808) 732-5402
The Hawai’i Council for the Humanities strives to promote a better understanding of and appreciation for the humanities among the general public in Hawai’i by supporting historical, philosophical, and cultural programs that encourage people to exchange ideas and engage in civic dialogue and is located in the landmark Modernist building of First Hawaiian Bank on the top of Wai‘alae Avenue. Additional funding for the exhibition was provided by the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities.
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