Kenneth_Park2013Kenneth W. Park

Kenneth W Park is Curator of Collections, Wesley College Melbourne and is a consultant art curator, presenter, fund-raiser, tour leader and writer. Over of the years Kenneth has been involved with many arts/cultural organizations and professional associations including the National Gallery of Victoria, National Trust, International Council of Museums, Museums Australia, American Association of Museums and many more. As a lecturer/tour leader, Kenneth makes well over 140 presentations annually for universities, museums, conferences and cultural organizations in Australia and abroad. During his career, he has lectured at every state art gallery in Australia. Kenneth's strong professional and personal interest and clear love of culture, art and architectural history is reflected through longstanding and regular lecturing and tour leading commitments with the National Trust of Australia (Victoria), the City Club of the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria and the National Gallery of Victoria. An inveterate traveller who has visited well over one hundred countries, Kenneth enjoys the journey as much as the destination. Making at least ten overseas trips a year, he lives by the motto that 'life is a grand tour, make the most of it'. With tertiary studies in fine arts, museum studies, history and international relations and interests in travel, food, wine, arts, architecture and history, Kenneth is undeniably an expert on 'the good life'.

Kenneth joined ASA in 2004 and has led over 20 ASA tours. He has great admiration for the passion and commitment of ASA Directors, Chris Wood and Kristen Hellstrom, and the ASA team, in developing and delivering inspiring programs that offer the very best in cultural travel. Kenneth thrives on exploring new destinations, however, he equally enjoys revisiting old familiar places, as with each new group he discovers different ways of looking and appreciating much loved cultural landmarks and treasures.

Current / Future Tours

2014

  • Art & Architecture in the USA: Chicago, Boston & New York (2006-2013)
  • Design London (3 - 12 June 2013)
  • Design Paris (20-29 May 2012)
  • Design Helsinki (1-10 June 2012)
  • A Journey from Paris to Normandy: The Lure of the Sea (13-28 June 2012)
  • Prague & Bohemia, Dresden & Berlin (2011)
  • A Journey from Paris to Normandy: The Lure of the Sea (2011)
  • Islands Apart: Jersey, Guernsey, Herm, Alderney & Sark (2011-2013)
  • A Paris Affair (2004 - 2013)
  • Art and Gardens of Provence & the Côte d'Azur with Kenneth W. Park (2009- 2011)
  • The New Berlin (2004- 2012)
  • Gone with the Wind: the Confederate States from Virginia to Louisiana (17 April - 4 May 2010)
  • New York, New York (20-26 September 2010)
  • Discovering Le Grand Nord: Eastern Canada & Rebellious Boston (2010-2012)
  • Great Houses & Gardens of East Anglia (2009)
  • From Great Houses to Village Greens: the Making of the English Landscape (2008)
  • Canada: The Autumn States (2008)
  • Bohemian Rhapsody: Prague, the Spring Festival & Vienna (2006)
  • The Grand Tour: Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels & Paris (2006)
  • Flavours of Northern Italy (2005)
  • Literary Flavours of Ireland (2005, 2007)

Publications include

  • 'The Intrepid Traveller: Charles Joseph La Trobe', Latrobeana, Vol. 8, No. 3, November 2009
  • '"Thrusting forward": a note on the armorial bearings', The La Trobe Journal, Autumn, 2004, pp. 108-111
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