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VIRTUAL LECTURE (LIVE) | FOR THE LOVE OF MUSEUMS 3 | ‘THE AMERICAN ROME’: Washington DC & its museums with Kenneth Park

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia was founded in 1791. This grandly conceived and classically inspired city is the capital city of the United States of America. It is located on the Potomac River bordering Maryland and Virginia, with Congress holding its first session there in 1800. Named for George Washington, the first president of the United States and a Founding Father, and the federal district is named after Columbia, a female personification of the nation. As the seat of the U.S. federal government and several international organizations, the city is an important world political capital. It is a tour de force in terms of urban planning that is focused on the National Mall. Washington boasts fine public parks, magnificent monuments, stunning buildings and of course an extraordinary collection of museums including the Smithsonian and its 20 + branches, Phillips Collection, National Building Museum, Library and Congress and more… All these museums and many other attractions will be illustrated in this visually stunning armchair lecture. 

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!

Event starts
Tuesday 25 May, 2021
Event ends
Tuesday 25 May, 2021
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