a selection of recently published articles

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New York Times: Putting the Dress in Dress Rehearsals

LONDON — On a recent spring morning, the Royal Opera House’s revival workroom, which is part of the costume department, was a hive of activity. Amedine Bello, one of the revival workroom technicians, was hand-sewing gold thread onto a burgundy…
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New York Times: A Czech Artist Sends Her Message to Hong Kong

PRAGUE — For the Czech sculptor Anna Hulacova, sometimes art is a family affair. Her husband, Vaclav Litvan, whom she met when they were students at Prague’s Academy of Fine Arts and who is also a sculptor, sometimes works with her on…
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New York Times: Anneleen Lenaerts, a Top Harpist in Vienna and Around the World

VIENNA — Not long after Anneleen Lenaerts took up the harp at the age of 9, her parents had to buy a new car. It was a pragmatic purchase because their old family vehicle simply did not have enough room to comfortably accommodate the…
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New York Times: Who's Got the Button? Chanel

PLAILLY, France — Dressed in a white lab coat with blue piping and sporting a trimmed goatee, Nicolas Guignaud stood in front of an industrial gas hob. He took a plastic bottle of green liquid, squirted some of its contents…
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New York Times: A Voice for Art From North Africa and the Middle East

LONDON — The gallerist Selma Feriani’s debut at Art Basel Miami Beach is likely to garner a lot of attention because she has chosen to exhibit the Saudi female artist Maha Malluh, whose work over the years has taken a critical…
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New York Times: You've Found an Old Watch. Now What?

LONDON — Weeks ago, Elliott Kaye-Burns already knew he would be wearing his grandfather’s watch when he went to dinner at an upscale restaurant in the Rose Bay suburb of Sydney, Australia, during a vacation this month.…
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New York Times: A Keen Eye for Vintage Brussels Bounty

BRUSSELS — Ask many people what comes to mind when they think of Brussels, and chances are they’ll say the European Union, NATO, wonderful chocolate shops and arguably the world’s best moules et frites. But when Olga…
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New York Times: Touria El Glaoui Brings Contemporary African Art to the World

LONDON — Though Touria El Glaoui is the daughter of Hassan El Glaoui, the celebrated Moroccan figurative painter who died in June, she never thought she would end up working in the art world. In fact her father tried to steer her, and…
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New York Times: No Need to Hire A Babysitter For These Concerts

LONDON — The audience at St. John’s Notting Hill was a restless bunch. Some drooled and yelped while others slurped their drinks loudly. A few others grabbed each other to dance to the pieces by Beethoven, Dvorak and Vivaldi, and one…