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16 March 2015

Practical Facts: Using Shanghai’s Metro

Scared of the metro in Shanghai? Don’t be. We have a quick guide to make things easy on you.

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11 March 2015

From Paris to Rio with Lily Heise

Expansion manager Lily Heise shares her adventures through South America and talks about what’s on the horizon for Context.

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Lily Great Wall

9 March 2015

Why You Should Visit Istanbul in 2015

Istanbul manager Katie gives us a personal look into why you should visit the city in 2015.

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Rainbow Steps in Cihangir

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

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Centrale Montemartini

28 February 2015

Furry Friends in the National Gallery

From leaping dogs, to wide-eyed cats and squirming eels, the National Gallery is packed with paintings of animals. Our new…

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Pietro Longhi, The Exhibition of a Rhinoceros at Venice, 1751
National Gallery, Room 39

24 February 2015

Mudéjar Architecture in Seville

A slideshow highlighting the Mudéjar style of architecture in Seville and its characteristics.

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Real Alcázar

10 February 2015

Practical Facts: How to Navigate Buenos Aires

Lily Heise shares insight on how to navigate the newest Context city – Buenos Aires.

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Buenos Aires bus

28 January 2015

10 Facts About the History of the Paris Metro

We share ten facts about the rich history of the Paris metro.

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Around 3,500 workers began constructing the metro in 1898, which was finished on July 19th, 1900, just in time for the World’s Fair and Summer Olympic Games at the Bois de Vincennes. Parisians immediately loved the new means of transport and it was quickly adapted as an inescapable feature of the Paris daily life.

18 January 2015

Disembarking in Venice: How to Reach the Center

Arriving in Venice by cruise? We’ve put together a guide on how to make your way into the center from the different terminals in Venice.

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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.

7 January 2015

The Rediscovery of Istanbul’s Spectacular Basilica Cistern

It’s hard to imagine that a famous tourist attraction in a major city might ever be hidden and inaccessible, but that was nearly the fate of the famous Basilica Cistern in Istanbul.

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Basilica Cistern, via Wiki Commons

2 January 2015

Around the World with Art Nouveau

We survey our docents about their favorite Art Nouveau buildings to show how this truly international style left a lasting legacy across the globe.

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Barcelona - Palau de la Música

24 December 2014

A Sweet Neapolitan Christmas

Get ready to enjoy the rich Neapolitan Christmas tradition by exploring the city’s most delicious Holiday season treats.

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Dolci napoletani

18 December 2014

The Perfect Gift: Artisanal Jewelry in Rome

Docent Theresa Potenza shares some tips on how to find Roman artisanal jewelry for the perfect holiday gift.

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13 December 2014

Spicing Up Christmas Day in London

This guest post from Victoria of One Dish Closer helps you pick an alternative Christmas meal in London.

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Curry at Red Fort

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.

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