VIRTUAL LECTURE (LIVE) | Around the World with Kenneth Park XII: Journey through the French Riviera - 'Art' of life

Thursday 26 Nov 2020, 10:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Kenneth Park as he presents his lecture Journey through the French Riviera - 'Art' of life via Zoom. Please ensure you have downloaded and signed up to Zoom before the lecture begins https://zoom.us/

The lecture will begin promptly at 10:30am. Please ensure you are online before the start to allow admittance to the lecture. Lectures are not recorded and can only be viewed at the time listed on your ticket. Ticket sales will close at 9:00am on day of lecture, unless sold out prior.

**Link to Zoom meeting will be emailed prior to the lecture. Please see note on your ticket. If you have any concerns please email Kathleen at admin@johnstoncollection.org**

The French Riviera - also known as the Côte d'Azur - covers much of the southern coastal region Mediterranean coastline of France. Towards the end of the 18th century this area was one of the first modern resort areas – popular with the upper classes. After the arrival of the railway it would become the playground and vacation spot of aristocrats, particularly from Britain and Russia as well as royalty such as Queen Victoria, Tsar Alexander II and King Edward VII, when he was Prince of Wales. Into the late 19th and early 20th century the French Riviera also played host to artists and writers including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Francis Bacon, Edith Wharton, Somerset Maugham and Aldous Huxley, as well as wealthy Americans and Europeans. 

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!

Image| Nice. Courtesy Kenneth Park

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