Easter Island Statue Project Official Website

Join Us in a Monumental Task

Save the Easter Island Statues

Dear Friends,

Through a methodical archaeological survey we have accomplished the digital mapping of Rano Raraku statue quarry, documented over one thousand statues throughout the entire island and created the world’s largest archaeological archive describing the statues.

Working with scientific colleagues at The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA and with conservators from Chile’s Centro Nacional de Conservación y Restauración. We are excavating and conserving statues in Rano Raraku interior quarry.  Knowledge gained there will allow preservation of other statues throughout the island.

In 2008, our work was rewarded with a grant from the Site Preservation Task Force of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA; www.archaeological.org).

A wonderful AIA grant jumpstarted our conservation initiative. EISP has no endowment. Our only source of income is grants and U.S. tax deductible contributions.  We also enjoy profit sharing through sales of contemporary indigenous art in our Mana Gallery on Easter Island.

Please join us in A Monumental Task, become a Friend of EISP!

—Jo Anne Van Tilburg

Posted on August 31st, 2011 by Jo Anne Van Tilburg, Ph.D. | Categories: 2000s, AIA Partnership, Conservation, Conservation Reports, EISP Excavation, Featured Articles, Support |

Join Friends of Easter Island Statue Project

Any contribution is welcome! PayPal is provided for your convenience and your name will be added to our list of supporters and personally acknowledged by a colorful signed postcard of an Easter Island Statue by return mail.


If you would like to mail a check, please print and complete the following before sending to:

The Easter Island Statue Project
225 Arizona Avenue, Suite 500
Santa Monica, California 90401

 Dear Jo Anne,

Yes, we would love to join you in Sustainable Archaeology on Easter Island and save the statues! Add my/our name(s) to the membership list of Friends of EISP.

Please make out your check to The Easter Island Statue Preservation Foundation. Alternatively, a PayPal button is provided for your convenience.



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Membership Levels

Friends of EISP Contributor $100 – 499.
Your name will be added to our list of prominent supporters in all of our publications. You will receive a complimentary signed copy of Jo Anne Van Tilburg’s Easter Island Archaeology, Ecology and Culture (British Museum Press) and a 10% discount on purchases in our Mana Gallery!

Friends of EISP Supporter $500 – 1000.
All of the above benefits plus…
You will receive a signed 8 x 10 ‘’ pen and ink drawing (Ahu Series II 03-131) of an Easter Island statue by Rapanui artist and EISP co-director Cristián Arévalo Pakarati!

Friends of EISP Patron $10,000.
All of the above benefits plus…
You will receive a VIP, 2 day behind the scenes tour with Jo Anne and Cristián to our excavation and other archaeological sites on your next visit to Easter Island!
(subject to field schedules)


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We will only use your information to help maintain the relationship you have with us.

Questions?  Call us at 1 310 395 6502.

Posted on April 24th, 2010 by EISP Staff | Categories: Donate, Support |