POSTED: 9:20 p.m. HST, Aug 3, 2014
In celebration of Bishop Museum's 125th anniversary, Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced $1 million will got toward infrastructure improvements.
"The Bishop Museum's collections and exhibits have educated millions of its visitor for more than a century," said Abercrombie in a news release. "These improvements will ensure that future generations will also have a chance to experience Hawaii's premiere cultural and historical destination."
The following projects is expected to begin this month and completed in 2016:
>> Renovations and repairs to the main entrance, admissions and ticket areas at Jabulka complex.
>> Restore and repaint the cement grill facade at the Pauahi building which houses most of the Natural Science Collection.
>> Repair and replace walkways in front and adjacent to Hawaiian Hall.
>> Install pest eradication freezer room in the Konia building.
>> Install compaction shelving and/or collection cabinets in various collection areas in the Pauahi building.
>> Fire safety improvements at the Pauahi building that include replacement of piping, sprinklers, sensors and ducts.
>> Review of fire safety infrastructure at all buildings an integration into a central monitoring command center in the museum's security office.