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Friends of AGWA

Friends of the Art Gallery of Western Australia


Replacing the successful ADFAS lecture series, Friends of AGWA are delighted to announce the inaugural 2014 ASA Lecture Series. The rich program will immerse Friends in educational and enjoyable stories of architecture, arts, gardens, travel and history delivered by Australian Studying Abroad (ASA) specialists. Join the Friends in patronising and welcoming these outstanding, learned and entertaining lecturers to Perth.


2014 ASA Lecture Series

Detailed below are the nine fascinating topics and lecturers’ mini biographies. Ttake advantage of the savings offered by the Series Pass – this also means that you won’t miss out and dates will be firm in your diaries. Help make these events as successful as the ADFAS series and invite your friends to join you. If they're not already a member, they can join when booking their Series Pass. All evening events during the week will be held at the Central Institute of Technology, while the two Sunday events in March and August are hosted at the Art Gallery of WA’s theatrette.



This richly illustrated lecture examines some of Europe's finest palace museums and great royal collections. Come and learn of Kenneth Park’s favourites.

We will crisscross Europe from London to Saint Petersburg and Prague to Paris on a grand journey highlighting some of the finest palace museums including the Château de Versailles; the Belvedere, Vienna; and Peterhof, St Petersburg. Park will introduce extraordinary royal collections including the Royal Collection, UK; the Hermitage, St Petersburg; the Prado, Madrid; the Louvre, Paris; and many more.

Kenneth W. Park, Curator of Collections at Wesley College, Melbourne, is an arts consultant and inveterate traveller, living by the motto: ‘life is a grand tour, make the most of it’. With tertiary qualifications in fine arts, museum studies, history and international relations, Kenneth lectures across Australia at universities, museums, conferences and for cultural organisations. He first joined ASA in 2004 and has since led over 30 tours including England, Ireland, Berlin, France, Prague, Vienna, Canada, USA and the Channel Islands.

Date: Tuesday 11 November
Time: 6 - 8pm

Location: Central Institute of Technology, Lecture Theatre Building 1 (Museum Street Entrance)

Price: Member $30 / Guest $40 (inc. refreshments. Doors open 6pm. Lecture 6:45pm)

Booking: Booking reference: F1418 CLICK HERE to book online

Venue Information

All evening events during the week are at the Central Institute of Technology, while the two Sunday events in March and August are at the Art Gallery of WA’s theatrette.

Booking events

Tickets for any of the Friends events can be purchased online through Trybooking

You can also call the Friends office on +61 8 9492 6750 during normal business hours or by email: friends@artgallery.wa.gov.au

*Tickets are limited and subject to availability. Bookings are essential.

Booking conditions: The right is reserved to add, withdraw, reschedule or substitute artists / lecturers and / or vary advertised programs, prices, venues, seating arrangements and audience capacity. Ticket holders must comply with the security arrangements for the event and venue.

Cancellations: Seven (7) full days notice is required to qualify for a refund.

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