The American Friends of the National Gallery of Australia cordially invite you to a lecture and reception with special guest speaker, Cas Bennetto, Chief Executive Officer of the Kimberley Foundation Australia.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 6:00 PM
Reception 7:00 PM Lecture and Q&A
World Monuments Fund The Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2412
Admission for you and a guest is complimentary.
We are grateful to our sponsors, Westpac Bank, for underwriting this event.
This event is now sold out. To join the waitlist please contact Dunch Arts at (212) 877-0500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The World Monuments Fund is located at the 34th Street Entrance to the Empire State Building.
Guests must check in with security upon entering.
The KIMBERLEY FOUNDATION AUSTRALIA was established to research, preserve and promote the rock art of the Kimberley – Australia‘s most significant indigenous cultural heritage. The Foundation supports integrated scientific research into the rock art and funds researchers to work in partnership with aboriginal communities to uncover Australia’s earliest untold settlement history through rock art. The Foundation is committed to sharing and using this knowledge to ensure the rock art is recognized for its national and international significance and protected accordingly.
CAS BENNETTO brings a wealth of experience across corporate, professional services, not-for-profit, government, the arts and tertiary sectors to her role as CEO of the Kimberley Foundation Australia. She spent eight years in leadership roles at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art, where she was introduced to the MCA’s Maningrida and Ramingining Collection of bark painting, wooden and fibre sculpture. This was the beginning of her love for Aboriginal art and a desire to understand aboriginal culture and traditional knowledge. Some years later, as Communications Director at Charles Darwin University (CDU), she visited those aboriginal communities. Cas also managed CDU’s participation with Yothu Yindi Foundation’s Garma Festival of Traditional Culture. Cas joined the Kimberley Foundation Australia as CEO in May 2010