Posted January 21, 2021 04:22:03 The museum is set to be opened in 2021, according to an announcement by the Hawaii Museum of Art.
The museum will focus on the production of papermaking tools, including the glass, metal and papermaking equipment that are currently on display.
The papermaking museum will be the second of its kind in the United States, following the Hawaii Papermaking Museum, which opened in 2017.
“Papermaking is the art of creating materials and then using them to produce things, from clothing to paper to paperboard to furniture,” Hawaii Papermakers founder and curator John R. Dillard told ABC News.
“We want to be able to bring that craft back to the world.”
The museum was founded in the late 1920s by John Dillard, who had been an apprentice to Charles H. Hanes, a Chicago papermaker.
Hane was also a partner in Hanes & Brown, a small printing house.
The Hawaii Papermaker Museum is located in a former printing plant in the small town of Kilauea, Hawaii.
The facility was destroyed during Hurricane Ike in 2008.
It was later purchased by the Hanes family in 2016 and renovated and reopened as a museum in 2017 as part of the Hawaii Science Center, which houses a research and educational facility for the Hawaiian Islands.