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13 April 2014

Docent Spotlight: Richard Steiner

Docent Richard Steiner shares a bit about living life in Kyoto as an artisan.

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10 March 2014

Docent Spotlight: Heribert von Reiche

Longtime Berlin docent Heribert von Reiche shares his love for his native city with us.

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10 February 2014

Docent Spotlight: Flavie Thomas

We chat with Paris docent Flavie Thomas about what it’s like to lead family walks in the French capital.

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30 November 2013

Music in Vienna

We interview Vienna docent Gilles Gubelmann to discover what makes this musical city special.

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17 August 2013

History Lesson: Peeling Back Layers of Japanese Culture

Get a peak inside contemporary Japanese culture with anthropologist Troy Fisher-Harper.

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16 July 2013

Tea 101: China

Our experts give you an introductory lesson to understanding tea in China.

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5 July 2013

First Friday: Behind the Scenes at Budapest’s Museum of Fine Arts

Go behind the scenes of a world class museum and learn its secrets.

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29 March 2013

Shopping the Parisian Markets with Susan Loomis

We discuss the changing nature of Parisian markets with renowned culinary expert Susan Loomis.

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18 December 2012

Travel Tuesday: Ottoman Istanbul

Historian Yavuz Sezer gives us insight into how Istanbul’s Ottoman Architecture walks unfolds.

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27 November 2012

Travel Tuesday: Inside the Vatican

Longtime Rome docent and theologian Gregory DiPippo shares his thoughts on what keeps leading walks in the Vatican Museums special after all these years.

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20 November 2012

Travel Tuesday: History of Wall Street

Over the next few months, we’ll be sharing short videos from Context docents and staff to take you inside what makes us tick. Go inside New York’s financial history in our first clip.

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12 November 2012

Shanghai Cuisine with Christopher St. Cavish

An interview with food writer, former chef, and Context docent Christopher St. Cavish takes you inside the delicious world of Shanghai’s cuisine.

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Pork-and-hairy crab soup dumplings (xiaolong bao), at Jia Jia Tangbao. 19.5rmb. November 2009. Shanghai. Photo by Christopher St. Cavish

20 September 2012

Contemporary Art in London: an insider’s view

We sit down with art historian and gallery curator Will Lunn to discuss contemporary art, integrity and multiculturalism in London.

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4 July 2012

Discovering Edinburgh with an archaeologist: meet Coinneach Maclean

Discover the history and traditions of Edinburgh through the words of our docents, Coinneach Maclean, as he takes us on a journey along the Scottish archaeological landscape.

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12 June 2012

Chatting the Future with Anna Greenspan

Futurist Anna Greenspan leads our new Accelerated City walk in Shanghai, a look at China’s economic and political growth. A…

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Context Shanghai guide Anna Greenspan

23 April 2012

Telling the story behind Tapas

Food writer Vicky Hayward gives us some insight on the history of Tapas and other Spanish culinary traditions

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