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6 April 2014

Inside Slow Art Day, an Interview with Claire Bown

Slow Art Day is a global event that has taken place annually for the last five years across the globe. We interview Amsterdam Docent Claire Bown to find out more.

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Cathedra by Barnett Newman, via Wiki Commons

24 March 2014

Five Reasons To Visit Greenwich…and Maybe Skip the London Eye

Skip the more conventional sites in London and venture out to the green oasis of Greenwich.

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Canaletto. 'A View of Greenwich from the River'  (Tate, London)

18 March 2014

Exploring Liulichang

Beijing docent Claire Cuccio shares the secrets of Luilichang, a thriving enclave of artisan culture close to the Forbidden City.

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15 March 2014

Closing the Circle: Oltrarno Artisans

We talked with two former winners of the Context apprenticeship program in Florence to see how things have come full circle since it began in 2008.

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1 March 2014

Philadelphia: Five Reasons to Skip the Liberty Bell

Philadelphia is more than the Liberty Bell for those wanting to delve into American history. Our docent give their list of what to visit in lieu of the crowded monument.

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Photo courtesy of bartramsgarden.org

25 February 2014

5 Venetian Painters You Need To Know

We’ve asked art historian Susan Steer to share the 5 Venetian painters you should know before your next visit to the lagoon.

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Giandomenico Tiepolo, Peasant family at table, 1757

12 February 2014

Romantic Passageways of Paris

The unique covered passageways of Paris are a perfect place for a romantic stroll, in the chilly month of February.

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Passage de l’Ancre (223 rue Saint-Martin - 30 rue Turbigo 75003)

8 February 2014

Top Three Artworks for Families at the Prado

We discover the top Three Artworks for families at the Prado museum in Madrid with docent and art historian Alma Cross.

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5 January 2014

Papal Crest Symbolism in Rome

Ever wondered why the grand Palazzo Barberini is decorated with bees? We share the secrets of Papal Crests in Rome.

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Palazzo Farnese

8 December 2013

Context’s Ultimate Gift Guide

Ready for the holidays?  So are we!  We’ve surveyed our docents and city managers across the world to put together…

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Athens

8 November 2013

Did You Know? 9 Facts to Celebrate the London Tube’s 150th Anniversary

As the London Tube turns 150, we look at some fun, quirky facts about its history and use, past and present.

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8 October 2013

In Focus: Berlin’s East Side Gallery

Take a detailed look at the art along the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall – the East Side Gallery.

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The Wall Jump by French artist Gabriel Heimler depicts a larger than life character stepping effortlessly over the Wall. The image shows not one but two walls, and this is in fact a good representation of reality: the GDR built two structures on the East side, with the gap in between a no man’s land, making it all the more difficult to escape across the border.

1 October 2013

Inside Washington’s Capitol Symbolism

Washington docent Jackie Burns shares the hidden symbols inside the US Capitol building.

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The Apotheosis of Washington

6 September 2013

First Friday: How to Survive the Rijksmuseum

After a 10-year rennovation, the Rijksmuseum is finally open. We share our survival guide for Amsterdam’s premiere museum.

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20 August 2013

A New Way to (Re)Discover London

Think you know London? Think again. We have some off the beaten path experiences to share with you.

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8 July 2013

Venice Biennale: What Not to Miss

Need help deciding what to see at Venice’s Biennale? We tell you what’s not to miss.

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