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Online project by Bishop Museum staff gives new voice to its collection

Steven Mark
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                                From left, Kamalu du Preez, cultural resource specialist; Emma Bornstein, digital humanities specialist; Melissa Tulig, director of informatics; and DeSoto Brown, historian, discuss a new digital project at the Bishop Museum. The project, Mau ka Leo, posts photos of the museum’s collection online with commentary from curators and staff. A hat made of wood shavings from the original Iolani Palace is one of the items featured in Mau ka Leo.
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From left, Kamalu du Preez, cultural resource specialist; Emma Bornstein, digital humanities specialist; Melissa Tulig, director of informatics; and DeSoto Brown, historian, discuss a new digital project at the Bishop Museum. The project, Mau ka Leo, posts photos of the museum’s collection online with commentary from curators and staff. A hat made of wood shavings from the original Iolani Palace is one of the items featured in Mau ka Leo.

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                                A bamboo stamp was used to create the kapa pattern.
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A bamboo stamp was used to create the kapa pattern.

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                                Melissa Tulig, director of informatics, left, and DeSoto Brown, historian, with enlargements of historic Oahu rail tickets.
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Melissa Tulig, director of informatics, left, and DeSoto Brown, historian, with enlargements of historic Oahu rail tickets.

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                                Kamalu du Preez and Emma Bornstein display a book showing pieces of kapa and the individual patterns used to decorate them.
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Kamalu du Preez and Emma Bornstein display a book showing pieces of kapa and the individual patterns used to decorate them.

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                                From left, Kamalu du Preez, cultural resource specialist; Emma Bornstein, digital humanities specialist; Melissa Tulig, director of informatics; and DeSoto Brown, historian, discuss a new digital project at the Bishop Museum. The project, Mau ka Leo, posts photos of the museum’s collection online with commentary from curators and staff. A hat made of wood shavings from the original Iolani Palace is one of the items featured in Mau ka Leo.
COURTESY BISHOP MUSEUM
                                A bamboo stamp was used to create the kapa pattern.
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                                Melissa Tulig, director of informatics, left, and DeSoto Brown, historian, with enlargements of historic Oahu rail tickets.
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@ STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Kamalu du Preez and Emma Bornstein display a book showing pieces of kapa and the individual patterns used to decorate them.