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Bishop Museum Plans Sale of Waipi‘o Land

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Brett Neilson / Flickr

After years of planning, the Bishop Museum is pushing its primary focus back to its visitors.  It’s begun a 5 year plan to help the museum become more self-sustaining and less reliant on government funding.  The museum has already implemented a $24-million renovation to Hawai‘i Hall and the J. Watumull planetarium.

Future goals include the renovation and restoration of Bishop Hall, as well as more than three-million dollars in infrastructure improvements to the campus.  The organization will also sell millions of dollars of property on Hawai‘i Island that’s become a financial drain on the museum.  More than 500 acres of agricultural land in Waipi‘o valley will be released as well as the Amy Greenwell garden in Captain Cook which will close at the end of the month.  Blair Collis is the President and CEO of Bishop Museum.  

Collins says changes to staffing as well as branding are also in the works. 

Nick Yee’s passion for music developed at an early age, as he collected jazz and rock records pulled from dusty locations while growing up in both Southern California and Honolulu. In college he started DJing around Honolulu, playing Jazz and Bossa Nova sets at various lounges and clubs under the name dj mr.nick. He started to incorporate Downtempo, House and Breaks into his sets as his popularity grew, eventually getting DJ residences at different Chinatown locations. To this day, he is a fixture in the Honolulu underground club scene, where his live sets are famous for being able to link musical and cultural boundaries, starting mellow and building the audience into a frenzy while steering free of mainstream clichés.
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