a selection of recently published articles

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New York Times: This Salzburg Palace Is More Than a Scene in "The Sound of Music"

SALZBURG, Austria — From central Salzburg, it is a short but scenic bike ride — with the Eastern Alps as a breathtaking backdrop — to the 18th-century rococo palace of Schloss Leopoldskron. While it may not look very notable from the road,…
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New York Times: Global At Fairs Extend a Welcome to Children

LONDON — Philip Hewat-Jaboor, chairman of the Masterpiece London Art Fair, can pinpoint the exact moment when he first became interested in art and objets d’art. When he was a young boy in the early 1960s, he said, his grandfather Sir…
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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…