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12 October 2015

Rosé and Beyond: Wines of Provence

We sit down with Context docent and wine expert Frédéric Duverger to whet our appetites for wines of Provence and get some coveted tips on how to identify and choose the best of what the region has to offer.


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Rosé wine.

Photo credit: Arthur Caranta, Flickr.

21 July 2015

125 Years On: The Legacy of Vincent Van Gogh

As the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death approaches (July 29, 2015), we sat down with docent and art historian Lora Sariaslan, who leads our Van Gogh Museum Seminar, to dive deeper into the enigmatic artists’s personal history, creative spirit, and cultural legacy.


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Self-Portrait, 1889, Vincent Van Gogh. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

15 January 2015

Staff Spotlight: Petulia Melideo

We learn more about the people behind Context with our staff spotlights. First up is Petulia Melideo, who has been with us since 2004.


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Petulia and Context co-founder Paul Bennett, enjoying our MOMA Seminar led by Prof. Ara Merjian in 2010.

17 November 2014

Docent Spotlight: Art Historian Lora Sariaslan

We chat with Amsterdam docent Lora Sariaslan about art and life in the city.


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Lora Sariaslan photo 2014

8 October 2014

Discovering Buenos Aires with Art Historian Georgina Gluzman

We chat with art historian Georgina Gluzman about our newest Context city Buenos Aires.


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Context Docent Georgina Gluzman

11 July 2014

Docent Spotlight: Vassilios Dalamagas

This month we spotlight Athens’ docent and historian Vassilios Dalamagas, who shares his love of his city and Greek history with us.


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Athens docent and historian Vassilios Dalamagas

23 June 2014

Cutting Edge Design Barcelona: A Chat with Suzanne Wales

We recently sat down with our docent and design journalist Suzanne Wales, who leads our Made in Barcelona walk, to learn more about the Barcelona “school” of design, its roots and the current trends of today.


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7 June 2014

Docent Spotlight: Sophie Ruggles

We explore the culinary world of Barcelona with cook, food writer, and Context docent Sophie Ruggles.


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23 May 2014

Anna Greenspan on Shanghai’s Future

In anticipation of her new book, Shanghai Future: Modernity Remade, we speak with docent Anna Greenspan about the city’s future.


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The Huangpu River and a sliver of the Bund skyline

14 May 2014

Docent Spotlight: Caroline Barron

We chat with docent Caroline Barron about all things London, from what books to read to where to find Roman London.


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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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