SFCA Cultural Preservation Initiative
Recognizing the economic pressures on Hawaiʻi’s cultural institutions due to COVID-19, the SFCA created a Cultural Preservation Initiative to support two State cultural institutions whose collections include Hawaiʻi’s cultural property.
The SFCA supported the Bishop Museum, Hawaiʻi’s State Museum of Natural and Cultural History, during the months of July 1 to August 10, 2021 through funding to support preserving Hawaiʻi’s cultural heritage. The Bishop Museum chose to apply the $66,250 in funds to their electric bill for the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) which is critical to maintain optimal climate for the proper care for 25 million objects.
Friends of Iolani Palace have submitted their final report on the $66,250.00 from the SFCA to Iolani Palace, in support of Cultural Preservation at the State of Hawaii Museum of Monarchy History. The funding was used for two projects: the first to help with preservation of interior objects by keeping the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning) system running. The second project was the conservation treatment on both King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani’s thrones.