On select 2020 voyages, experts in the field of science, culture and art will be joining the m/s Paul Gauguin to provide enriching lectures on maritime history, the oceans, marine biology, the environment, history and culture of the Pacific region and artist Paul Gauguin and his time in French Polynesia.
Joan Druett, Maritime History Expert
Joan Druett’s accidental discovery of the grave of a young American whaling wife sparked her interest in the history of life at sea and inspired her to write several acclaimed books on the subject. On the January 18, 2020, Cook Islands & Society Islands cruise and the January 29, 2020, Society Islands & Tuamotus voyage, this expert in maritime history shares fascinating stories of life on the high seas.
Dr. Edwin Sobey, Oceanographer & Marine Scientist
As a museum director, scientist and explorer, Dr. Edwin Sobey has traveled the world. Along the way, he has lectured and conducted research on seven continents and all the oceans. He will present a lecture series on marine topics including whales, coral reefs, ocean acidification, plastics in the sea and renewable energy on the March 28, 2020, Society Islands, Cook Islands, Tonga & Fiji sailing.
Professor John Hay, Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Co-recipient with Al Gore of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 and recipient of a prestigious fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, Professor John Hay has devoted his life to studying the environment. This distinguished author and scholar will share his expertise during a special presentation on the March 28, 2020, Society Islands, Cook Islands, Tonga & Fiji sailing and the April 11, 2020, Fiji to Bali voyage.
Dr. Scott Homler, Historian
The Director of Translation and Interpreting at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Scott Homler interprets, translates and lectures on a variety of subjects and often incorporates art as a primary resource for discussions on cultural identity. He will offer insights into the life and work of artist Paul Gauguin on the June 6, 2020, Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands voyage.
Cluny McPherson, Anthropologist & Sociologist
A native of New Zealand, Cluny Macpherson spent 45 years of his professional life living, teaching and carrying out research in the Pacific. On the June 6, 2020, Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands voyage, he will present a series of lectures that summarize the history of the Pacific region, highlighting the islands visited on this sailing.
Dr. Teri Sowell, Pacific Island Culture Arts
A dynamic speaker who specializes in Pacific Island cultural arts, Dr. Teri Sowell is a distinguished researcher, author and teacher. She also has curated many art exhibitions nationwide. She weaves together threads of past and present traditions in a series of lively lectures that will enrich the cultural experience aboard The Gauguin on the July 18, 2020, Cook Islands & Society Islands and the July 29, 2020, Society Islands & Tuamotus sailings.
Caroline Boyle-Turner, Art History Professor
Acclaimed academic, Fulbright scholar, author, teacher, lecturer and art historian and curator Caroline Boyle-Turner is a perennially popular guest host aboard The Gauguin. During a series of talks, she will enrich guests’ appreciation of artist Paul Gauguin and his circle of friends on the November 21, 2020, Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands voyage.
For a list of special guests aboard select sailings of The Gauguin, click here.
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