Alan Montgomery was born and raised in Scotland, but has spent most of his adult life in London. Having achieved an MA in Art History at Glasgow University, he worked for many years in the art world at both an international auction house and an antique dealer. In recent years he has returned to academia, achieving an MA in Classical Civilisation in 2011, and has recently completed a PhD in which he analysed eighteenth-century attitudes towards the ancient Roman world. In addition to his work for Context Travel, Alan also writes catalogue essays on Contemporary Art for a leading auctioneer. Elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 2017, he has just started work on a book inspired by his PhD research, which will be published by Edinburgh University Press in 2020.
Margo has lived in London since 2010. She moved to this city to complete her MA at the Courtauld Institute of Art, specialising in Russian art. Since then Margo has embarked on a career in the art world, working at galleries and international auction houses. She trained to be a Blue Badge Tourist Guide in 2017 whilst continuing to work for a leading auction house. As an art historian and specialist in decorative works of art, Margo particularly enjoys giving tours of the city's art galleries and museums, and has insider knowledge of the international art world.
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