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The conservation project was conducted between September 1998 and June 2001. Because of the importance of the monument to north Kohala and widespread concern for its care, a community based project model was employed. the primary aim of the project was to conserve the monument, which was threatened by chloride induced corrosion. Driven by a need for physical conservation, an additional goal of the project was to stimulate public dialogue on the contemporary significance of the Hawaiian past, and how to present the monument to future generations.
The conservation worked jointly with Hawai’i Alliance for the Arts Education(HAAE), which served as the coordinating agency for the project. HAAE is a private non-profit, serving communities statewide and is the Hawai’i member of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network in Washington D.C. The project was coordinated in conjunction with the King Kamehameha celebration commission in Honolulu. Many individuals and local organizations engaged in the conservation process, including representatives from the North Kohala Kamehameha Day Celebration Committee, North Kohala Senior Citizens Group, the Ka’ahumanu Society, and the Royal Order of Kamehameha.
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