THE ART OF SILVER with Kenneth Park

Wednesday 30 Nov 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Silver has always had that allure – its beauty, lustre and intrinsic value of silver have made silver an “object of admiration and aspiration for centuries”.

In this lecture, we will explore the theme of silver as art by delving into some of the great collections of silver including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Along the way we will discover and delight in seeing of the some truly fabulous pieces of silver which be considered from an artistic, social, historical, and geographical context.

KENNETH W PARK has served as Curator of Collections at Wesley College, Melbourne for just on thirty years. This role sees him responsible for the school’s extensive art and archival collections. Kenneth also consults in both the corporate and public sectors in philanthropic fundraising (especially in planned giving) as well as marketing, sponsorship, art, membership / loyalty and public relations.

An avid traveller, tour leader and lecturer, Kenneth works with a range of tourism organisations and travel companies across the globe. He lives by the motto: ‘Life is a grand tour so make the most of it’.

His tertiary studies include political science, administration, museum studies, industrial relations, fine arts, history, and international relations. Kenneth has a passion for travel, food, wine, arts, architecture, history, and good conversation … essentially the good life!

This lecture is presented on-site at TJC. Please see your ticket for details.

This lecture is supported by The Colin Holden Charitable Trust

Images supplied |
Head of a young girl reliquary, about 1525
Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (M.468-1956)

designed by Christopher Dresser
manufactured by maker's mark for Elkington & Co.
Cruet Stand, Birmingham, mark for 1886
Electroplated silver, 175 x 168 x 78 cm
Stamped mark for Elkington and Co.  'A' (Elkington & Co. date letter), Serial number:18309
Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (M.24-1971)

Paul de Lamerie (English, 1688–1751, active 1712–51)
sugar box, 1744/45
Silver | 5 5/8 x 3 7/16 x 4 5/16 inches
Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, bequest of Rev. Alfred Duane Pell, 1925.

designed by Josef Hoffmann (Austrian, 1870–1956)
manufactured by Wiener Werkstätte
Tea service, Vienna, circa 1910
Silver, amethyst, carnelian, and ebony | Various dimensions
Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, (2000.278.1-.9), Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky Fund, 2000

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