Unseen Treasures

Museum vaults often contain artifacts that, for one reason or another, rarely see the light of day. Here’s a peek at hidden gems in the permanent collections of Honolulu’s major museums.


Published:

(page 1 of 8)


Photo: Olivier Koning

"A Catalogue of the Different Specimens of Cloth Collected in the Three Voyages of Captain Cook,”

BISHOP MUSEUM


Photo: Olivier Koning

One of only 30 known copies still extant, this 18th-century book contains pieces of kapa from Capt. James Cook’s Pacific voyages, with handwritten notes. Paper ages rapidly when exposed to light, so this precious tome stays closed until a researcher requests to see it.

Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Subscribe to Honolulu

Honolulu Magazine September 2017
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Trending

 

What’s Next for These Stores After Ward Warehouse Closes for Demolition?

Ward Warehouse

Miss your favorite Ward Warehouse merchants? Here’s where to find them.

 

33 Real Problems (No, Seriously) Only Hawai‘i Locals Can Handle

Carmageddon.

It’s paradise. So why are we so stressed?

 


21 Hilarious Hawai‘i Memes That are Too Real for Locals

Hawaii Apartments

Hawai‘i nō ka ʻoi when it comes to the beaches, the food and even our memes.

 

Here’s How to Survive a Possible North Korea Nuclear Strike in Hawai‘i

North Korea

What you need to do according to the Hawai‘i State Department of Defense.

 


20 Great O‘ahu Hikes

Explore 20 great adventures that offer beautiful vistas, waterfalls and more.

 

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags