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7 March 2015

Rome and Our Four Favorite Hidden Museums

Join us and our docents in a series of intimate museum lectures at four of our favorite off-the-beaten-path museums in Rome


Martina Dalla Riva  |  1 Comment

Centrale Montemartini

9 December 2014

Hanukkah in Budapest

Our docent and Jewish culture expert Kata Vincze takes us on a journey through Hanukkah in the Hungarian capital.


Kata Vincze  |  No Comments

7 December 2014

Insider Guide: Christmas Markets in Central Europe

Our local experts offer the inside story of Central Europe’s best Christmas Markets.


Natalie Holmes  |  No Comments

Courtesy Wien Info

2 December 2014

Seasonal Cocktail Tips with Forest Collins

Paris-based cocktail expert Forest Collins shares her advice for the perfect holiday cocktail and the special recipe made specially for Context!


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11 November 2014

Four Sites to Commemorate WWI in and around Paris

With the centennial of WWI, we’ve compiled four important sites, museums and exhibits linked to the Great War in and around Paris.


Lily Heise  |  1 Comment

Visages de la Guerre exhibit

22 April 2014

Vienna’s Unofficial Mascot: Dürer’s ‘Young Hare’

Vienna docent and art historian Lisa Regan, reports on the Albertina’s new exhibition, which has one of Dürer’s iconic images on display through June 29th.


Lisa Regan  |  No Comments

Albertina, via Wiki Commons

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.


Natalie Holmes  |  1 Comment

Cathedra by Barnett Newman, via Wiki Commons

25 January 2014

Ringing in the Year of the Horse

As we begin the Year of the Horse, we share some history and background on how Chinese New Year is celebrated in China.


Sophie  |  No Comments

©Jeffery DelViscio

13 December 2013

Where does Santa come from? St. Nicholas in Central Europe

Where does Santa come from? We share the history behind St. Nicholas in Central Europe


Natalie Holmes  |  No Comments

Krampus and Saint Nicholas visit a Viennese home in 1896

11 December 2013

5 Christmas Mass Options in Rome

With Christmas fast approaching, you may be wondering which service to attend in Rome. We have your answers here.


Emily Knight  |  No Comments

St Peter's at Christmas © Bruce McAdam

23 November 2013

Passports with Purpose 2013: Bloggers Making a Difference

Learn about Passports with Purpose and win some great travel prizes for a good cause.


Lily Heise  |  No Comments


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.


Petulia  |  No Comments


4 October 2013

First Friday: 5 Masterpieces of the Picasso Museum

Barcelona docent Biel Heredero shares five masterpieces of the Picasso museum in celebration of its 50th anniversary.


Lily Heise  |  No Comments


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.


Petulia  |  No Comments

London Bridge

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.


Jessica Stewart  |  No Comments

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1 July 2013

History Lesson: Gion Festival

July 1 kicks off one of the most important festivals in Kyoto, with parades and celebrations all month long.


Sophie  |  No Comments

©Miyuki Kobayashi