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Bishop Museum, Hawaii, Indigenous Curation, Lyman Museum, Museums
This thesis explores the curation of aliÊ»i collections in the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum and the Lyman House Memorial Museum. The aliÊ»i were once the ruling class of HawaiÊ»i, whose chiefly ranks and statuses reflected their prestigious and complicated moÊ»okÅ«Ê»auhau (genealogies). Although the aliÊ»i are no longer a visible social class in HawaiÊ»i, their moÊ»okÅ«Ê»auhau (genealogies) and moÊ»olelo (stories) are continually honored and preserved within the walls of museums. Through the use of a research design that draws from multiple museologies, indigenous epistemologies, and anthropological theories and methods, I examine the physical care, storage, exhibition, and interpretation of aliÊ»i collections, and explicate on the array of obsolete and innovative museum practices that are utilized in the curation of aliÊ»i collections. In the chapters to follow, I describe these practices and suggest some of the theoretical contributions that can be made through the study of aliÊ»i objects.
Kapuni-Reynolds, Halenakekanakalawai`aoMiloli`i Ka`ili`ehu, "Curating Ali`i Collections: Responsibility, Sensibility, and Contextualization in HawaiÊ»i-based Museums" (2015). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1062.
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Halenakekanakalawai`aoMiloli`i Ka`ili`ehu Kapuni-Reynolds