Iolani Palace Meiji Vase - Mid-Pacific Institute

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Iolani Palace Meiji Vase

Posted on March 10, 2017

by Kaile Berlenbach on March 10, 2017

During the 2016-2017 school year, the Mid-Pacific Museum Studies class made a new community partner with The Friends of Iolani Palace, the organization that runs and cares for the historic palace, its grounds and collections. Our 11th and 12th graders spent the fall semester working with the curators of the place to help digitally preserve a few of their artifacts with the use of Artec light scanners.

The Meiji vase was gifted to King Kalakaua from the Meiji Emperor of Japan in 1881. The gifting of the vase represents good ties between King Kalakaua and leaders of countries he has visited. Today the vase resides at Iolani Palace and is viewable to the public.

The Friends of Iolani Palace work to preserve, restore, interpret, share and celebrate the unique cultural, historical and spiritual qualities of Iolani Palace and its grounds for the benefit of Native Hawaiians, the people of Hawaii and the world.