Treasures Talk: A Life in 10 Acquisitions
at Theatre, Lower Ground Floor
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM + Add to calendar19/02/2020 18:0019/02/2020 19:00Australia/SydneyTreasures Talk: A Life in 10 AcquisitionsTreasures Talk: A Life in 10 Acquisitions Wednesday, 19 February 2020 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time) Organiser Bookings Officer XXXXXXXXXXXXXX Address Theatre, Lower Ground Floor Parkes Pl W Canberra ACT 2600 Australia Event web page: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/fq86f/treasures_talk_a_life_in_10_acquisitions.aspxTheatre, Lower Ground Floor
Parkes Pl W
Canberra ACT 2600
The need for a grand narrative in the life and obsessive collecting of Rex Nan Kivell is telling. His collecting stories, invented or elaborated, are engaging and, when examined, often untrue.
Without doubt however, was the significance of the items he collected and frequently ‘boosted’ through imaginative tall tales. Examining key acquisitions made over decades, this illustrated lecture will test the stories surrounding them and what this can tell us today.
A Treasures Gallery Access Program, supported by National Library Patrons.
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