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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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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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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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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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