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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Michael Thomas, left; Andy Reilly, assistant professor of apparel, product design and merchandising; and student Shianne Beer gather around an Ainu robe dating from before World War II.
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII VIRTUAL MUSEUM The most viewed image in the collection is an evening dress from the 1950s by designer Ethel de Saussure.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM This is one of the fruit flies in the insect collection, which has been photographed to add to the website.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Michael Thomas makes a digital photograph of a fern collected in Samoa in 1909. The Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., acquired it, and it ended up in UH's collection. Volunteer Isaac Sunderland. left, positioned the fern.
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM One of the many cowry shells in the collection.