Say the word ‘tartan’ and you immediately think Scotland. “Records refer to it as ‘mottled’, ‘marled’ and ‘sundrie coloured’, but perhaps the best description comes from the Gaelic word breacan, meaning chequered.” The story of tartan is chequered as the material itself. The great tartan revival started in 1822, when George IV visited Edinburgh, and on this occasion, it was suggested that people wear their respective tartans. Later Queen Victoria and Prince Albert loved tartan.
Join Kenneth Park as he presents his lecture ‘THE STORY OF TARTAN’ via ZOOM. Please ensure you have downloaded and signed up to Zoom before the lecture begins https://zoom.us/
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!
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