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Ke Welina Mai Kakou! Welcome to the Living Library of Kahoʻolawe!

In 2014, the KIRC received a 2-year grant through the Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services to develop a virtual museum pilot project.

In FY2017 (July 2016-June 2017) a grant was made through the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority (HTA) to create a mobile "app." This project supports virtual exploration of the Reserve as users discover the archived collection piece by piece and story by story. Additionally, the KIRC received another 2-year grant through the Native Hawaiian Museum Services Program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services to expand the database and make enhancements to the mobile "app," Kahoʻolawe Island Guide: Hoʻike ʻano o Kanaloa. Expansion and design will continue through June 2018 with plans to apply for additional funding for collections collaborations.

These grants have allowed the KIRC to produce the following:

  • A searchable, publicly accessible database
  • Mobile phone applications for iOS and Android users
  • Over 300 properly preserved and logged/archived photos
  • Approximately 150 properly photographed and logged archaeological artifacts (cultural resources)
  • 3 oral history films

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Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission

811 Kolu St., Suite 201 Wailuku, HI 96793 [map]

Tel (808) 243-5020
Fax (808) 243-5885
Email: administrator@kirc.hawaii.gov