Welcome to the Easter Island Foundation’s website! What’s new?
2013 EIF Scholarships have been awarded! Click below for details…
2013 award winners, left to right: Pamina Olivares Paoa, Lafquen Passalcqua Hucke, Laura Tarita Alarcon Rapu, Marla Wold (EIF Scholarship Chair), Cecilia Hormzabal Araki (not pictured: Rafael Paoa Rapu)
Rapa Nui Journal Volume 27 No. 1 (May 2013) has been published
Articles include: Towards a characterization of colonial power on Rapa Nui (1917-1936) (Miguel Fuentes and Cristián Moreno Pakarati); New Zealand place names shared with the Hawaiian Archipelago (Andrew Crowe); The large Rongorongo tablet from the collections of the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C. (Paul Horley); Variable horticulture within a small garden on Ahuahu (Great Mercury Island) (Krystle Davis and Thegn N. Ladefoged); A note on the taxonomy, ecology, distribution and conservation status of the ferns (Pteridophytes) of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) (Jean-Yves Meyer). There will also be reports on the CONAF Lichen Removal Project (Irene Arevalo Nazrala) and Waka Tapu on Rapa Nui (Mara Mulrooney), plus book reviews, news, and other items of interest. To subscribe or renew your membership, please download and mail or fax the form available on our Membership page. To view the tables of contents from past issues, please click on the link on the right sidebar.
Scholars, researchers, students and others interested in Easter Island and the Pacific met in Santa Rosa, CA in July 2012 for the 8th International Conference on Easter Island & the Pacific, Living in Changing Island Environments. Click on the link below to access the list of abstracts of papers presented.
Check out the link on the right sidebar to see new EIF items that would make a great gift for someone you know who loves Easter Island. For bibliophiles, we have several rare, hard-to-find and out-of-print books; please visit our Publications page and scroll down for a complete listing.
The Easter Island Foundation was founded in 1989 with the mission of building a library on Easter Island and promoting awareness of the island’s fragile heritage. This 501(c)(3) organization has partnered with the Rapanui people and other groups to achieve the following goals:
- establish the William Mulloy Library at the Museo Antropológico P. Sebastián Englert Museum on Easter Island
- provide scholarships for Rapanui students who wish to continue their education
- provide grants for research and environmental projects on Easter Island
- provide books and materials for the Indigenous Guides Association on the island
- provide books and supplies for the island schools
- sponsor International symposia about Easter Island and Polynesia
- publish books about Easter Island and Polynesia as well as the Rapa Nui Journal
We invite you to join with us to help preserve this special island in the center of the world.