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DUKE KAHANAMOKU STATUE TO RECEIVE CONSERVATION TREATMENT
(Mon., Feb. 14, 2011)—Technicians from the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts will be conducting conservation treatment on the bronze statue of Duke Paoa Kahanamoku on Wed., Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The statue, located at
The conservation treatment is being conducted as part of the annual maintenance cycle for the City’s artworks on public display.
The statue is made of cast bronze on a fiberglass reinforced cast stone base shaped to resemble a natural border.
The Waikiki Improvement Association commissioned artist Jan Gordon Fisher to create the 9-foot statue, which was installed in 1990 to commemorate Kahanamoku’s 100th birthday. The Waikiki Improvement Association gifted the statue to the City in 1995.
Kahanamoku was born in
The statue is among the more than 80 City monuments and sculptures on display for public viewing throughout
Media contact: Dymian Racoma, Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, 768-5288.