Teacher Resources

Education is the Honolulu Museum of Art's mission. The museum works closely with teachers and schools to make art part of the lives of students. Our goal is to help you make the most of your visit to the Museum.

School tours

We offer exciting school tours—many of them free—that support benchmarks in several subjects. Choose from Guided school tours and Self-guided school tours.

Teacher workshops

In conjunction with the openings of our special exhibitions, the museum hosts free teacher workshops for all Hawai‘i educators. Workshops include a tour of the exhibition, lectures about the artwork, and an opportunity to share teacher resources and best practices. For information on future teacher workshops, contact teacher liaison Jenny Engle at 532-8771 or jengle@honolulumuseum.org.

• For Teachers: Take part in our May 3 tour activities workshop

• For Teachers: Science Through Art: Join our educator focus group June 6.

• For teachers: Museum holds special educators-only tour of "Art Deco Hawaii" with Theresa Papanikolas July 12 

Exhibition Tools

Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams: The Hawai‘i Pictures, through Jan 12, 2014
Teacher Booklet
Online student exhibition. We encourage teachers to have their students submit artwork to be included in this online exhibition. Submission details are on the last page of the Teacher Booklet.

Lending Collection

The Lending Collection is a free resource for island educators. Teachers can select objects from this trove of more than 13,000 tangible, portable examples of art and material culture from around the world. From Hawaiian poi pounders to Russian dolls, the collection offers thousands of ways to enhance teachers’ classroom experience. Located in the Honolulu Museum of Art School at 1111 Victoria St., between Young and Beretania streets.

Walk-ins welcome:
Wednesdays and Fridays, 1-5pm
Saturdays 9-5pm

For appointments and advance free-parking request:
Contact Elizabeth (Beth) Doughty, Lending Collection Manager
edoughty@honolulumuseum.org
, 808-532-8736

Free parking is available for Lending Collection visitors upon request in advance.
Parking fee cannot be waived if you do not make your request in advance.

Who may borrow:
• Public school teachers
• Private school teachers
• Pre-school teachers
• University instructors and professors
• Librarians
• Coordinators for non-profit organizations and other cultural/artistic community projects.

Loan terms
Educators may select 12 artifacts or request a pre-packaged loan box to borrow for up to 2 weeks for in-classroom use.

Objects available
Architectural models, art reproductions, baskets, ceramics, ceremonial artifacts, clothing, currency, dolls, fiber arts, furniture, jewelry, masks, musical instruments, puppets, sculptures, textiles, tools, toys, transportation models, and more!

Cultures represented
Hawai’i (Native), Africa, Alaska (Native), Australia, Bhutan, Burma, China, Denmark, Eastern Europe, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Micronesia, Middle East, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, North America (Native), Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Polynesia, Portugal, Samoa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, United States and more.