The National Arts Club (NAC) presents a special one-time event celebrating the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III with a presentation on the History of Coronations in Art by Wolf Burchard to be followed by a discussion with Emma Wade-Smith OBE, His Majesty’s Consul General to New York. This is currently the only event being held in New York City in recognition of the Coronation on May 6, 2023.


Wolf Burchard is Associate Curator of the British Galleries at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Prior to joining the Met in 2019, he held curatorial positions at the National Trust and the Royal Collection, where he co-curated the exhibition The First Georgians: Art and Monarchy, 1714-1760, shown at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace in 2014, to mark the tercentenary of the Hanoverian succession.

Emma Wade-Smith OBE is His Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for North America and HM Consul General New York. She was appointed in November 2021. Prior to this appointment, she spent nearly 6 years leading the UK government’s pan-African regional trade and investment team, as Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa. Before moving into the world of trade and investment, Emma worked at the British Embassy in Washington D.C. as the UK’s Counsellor for Foreign and Security Policy. This came on the back of a 2 year stint (2009 to 2011) heading up the UK government’s International Crisis Response Team. She was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty The Queen for her work helping British Nationals to safety from hot spots all around the world. Emma has had a distinguished career as a British Diplomat spanning more than 2 decades, with postings to Mexico and Chile as well as secondments to the United Nations in New York; the European Commission in Brussels; and the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills where she worked on international trade.

Friday, April 21, 2023 at 6:00 PM

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Founded in 1898, The National Arts Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to stimulate, foster, and promote public interest in the arts and to educate the American people in the fine arts. Annually, the Club offers more than 150 free programs to the public, including exhibitions, theatrical and musical performances, lectures and readings, attracting an audience of over 25,000 members and guests. Feature programs focus on all disciplines of the arts.

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