VIRTUAL LECTURE (LIVE) | FOR THE LOVE OF EUROPE'S EAST 3 | ISTANBUL: ‘Where East meets West’ with Kenneth Park

Tuesday 27 Apr 2021, 2:20 PM – 4:00 PM

Join Kenneth Park as he presents his lecture ISTANBUL: Where East meets West via Zoom. Please ensure you have downloaded and signed up to Zoom before the lecture begins

The lecture will begin promptly at  2:30pm. 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 midday 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**

Istanbul where East meets West, once called Byzantium and Constantinople is an ancient city with a rich history that today is blessed with a tremendous ensemble of architecture and monuments the likes Hagia Sophia, Top Kapi Palace, Great Bazaar, Pera Palace Hotel, Theodosian Walls and much more. It is spectacularly located on the strategic Bosporus strait. Founded in 660 BCE, and renamed as Constantinople in 330 CE, the city grew in size and influence at the Silk Road and it is one of the most important cities in history. It served as an imperial capital for almost sixteen centuries, during the Roman/Byzantine (330–1204), Latin (1204–1261), Byzantine (1261–1453), and Ottoman (1453–1922) empires. Join this stunning visual tour of Istanbul. 

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| Istanbul. Courtesy Kenneth Park.

SOLD OUT This event is currently at capacity. If you wish to be added to the waitlist, please email or call The Johnston Collection on (03) 9416 2515 and we will contact you if places become available.