Finders, Keepers? Do Hawaiian Artifacts Belong in a Museum?
Posted: June 17, 2014 Filed under: Articles, Teasers | Tags: antique, awa, bishop museum, Chronicling America, cultural, curio, digitization, Hawaii, hawaii digital newspaper project, Hawaiian, history, kava, museum, ndnp, news, newspaper
Does an ancient Hawaiian artifact belong in a museum?
Obviously, steamer purser Jim Davis thought so. He found a 150-year-old stone awa bowl where a native hut used to stand in Kona. Davis planned to offer the bowl to Bishop Museum, which did not have one made of stone.
Read more about it in “Curio Comes from Kona.”