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February 23, 2006 - 03:11 AM
Special Viewing of the Cook/Forster Collection

Aloha Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce members!

You are invited to a special viewing of the Cook/Forster Collection of the Georg August University of Göttingen. This remarkable exhibition presents several hundred objects collected during the second and third Pacific Ocean voyages of Captain James Cook. The collection is famous among anthropologists but little known to the general public. The exhibition will include kapa and rare feather work from Hawai'i. Other objects in the collection that were collected by the Forster father and son team, such as fish hooks, tattoo combs, musical instruments, baskets, weapons, and clothing, will also be a part of the exhibit.

This exhibition represents one of the most comprehensive presentations of eighteenth century cultural objects from the Pacific. The purpose of the exhibition is to celebrate the brilliant cultural and spiritual lives of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific as they existed prior to the first contact with Westerners.

Mahalo to our sponsors: First Hawaiian Bank and Kimo Guequierre

Download invitation (Acrobat PDF - 1.1 MB)

RSVP by calling Kimo Guequierre at 540-4637 by Wednesday, March 8, 2006.

Honolulu Academy of Arts
900 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814-1495
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Date / Time:

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 from 6pm-8pm

- Admission is free.
- Welcome and introduction by Honolulu Academy of Arts Director, Stephen Little.
- Free parking will be provided at the Academy Parking Lot behind the Linekona Art Center.
- Light refreshments to be served.


Founded in 1974, the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce strives to encourage and promote the interests of Native Hawaiians engaged in business and the professions. NHCC members participate in a variety of areas, including economic, social and public affairs.

NHCC's mission is to strengthen Native Hawaiian businesses and professions by building on the foundations of relationships, resources and Hawaiian values: Aloha, Malama, Ho'okipa, Laulima, 'Imi'ike, Lokomaika'i, Pono, Ho'omau, Ha'aha'a and Lokahi.

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