ArtTrav was shortlisted as one of the best Art & Culture blogs by Italy Magazine 2013 and won Best Art and Culture Blog from Italy Magazine in 2014.
Alexandra Korey was chosen by FlipKey by Tripadvisor as a destination expert for Tuscany – see profile here – and was chosen by Expedia to write the only article in the category of “travelers who prefer art experiences” on their game “Things to do“.
ArtTrav’s author Alexandra Korey is currently a regular contributor to The Florentine, Musement blog, Dievole blog & has contributed to the 2011 edition of The Eyewitness Guide to Florence. She works in marketing at Flod.
ArtTrav in the press
August 2016: CBC News cites my thoughts on bra sizing in Italy in “Bra Fitting Boutique in Rome goes way beyond standard sizes”
2016: Travel + Leisure interviewed and cited me in the Museum Hack: A Game Plan for Visiting Florence’s Uffizi Gallery
April 2015: CultureTrip listed @arttrav as one of “12 Italian instagrammers you should follow right now”
June 2014: Interviewed by Michael Peter Edson (head of web strategy at the Smithsonian museum) for his academic essay “Dark Matter / The dark matter of the Internet is open, social, peer-to-peer and read/write—and it’s the future of museums”
- About my Uffizi app he writes: “The open, social, and collaborative platforms of the read-write web make projects like Svegliamuseo and Alexandra Korey’s Ufizzi app and e-book inevitable, and even the largest, most brilliant institutions can not match the wit and energy of their followers”
January 2014: GoNews on the Pontormo in Empoli critique
- Article in GoNews about my critique of the Pontormo show in Empoli (published here)
- With subsequent response on GoNews by Florentine museum director Antonio Natali to my critique
- Article on Cantiere Creativo in support of my critique, using it to kick off reflections about museum communication
- article by Italian blogger Caterina Chimenti in agreement with my analysis and with constructive suggestions for improvement.
April 26 2012: Corriere dell’Umbria on TBU Umbria: Mentioned as “Alexandra Korey, one of the most followed American bloggers” in the context of a wrap-up of TBU Umbria attendees.
Sept 2005, New York Times, “Prints that helped Europe discover its great artists” (review of catalogue to which I contributed, with citation) & subsequent reflection by William Patry Copyright Blog
- Feb 2014 podcast interview with BeforeTravelling (advice site for travel bloggers)
- December 2013 interview about my Uffizi app on Browsing Italy
- October 2013 interview on Amplr contenuti di qualità
- October 2013 interview “locals I love” by Georgette Jupe
- Nov 2012 testimonial for tweet wall pro
- 2012 travel link sites interview
- 2010 interview “Rediscovering yourself” by Andy Hayes on Plum Deluxe
- 2010 interview by Hasan Niyazi on art history blogging
- 2010 Eye on Italy podcast episode 20
- 2010 “Art Wednesday” on The Museum Resource Network
- 2009 Life art and travel in Italy on Wandering Educators
- 2009 video interview on Europe alla Carte
Select mentions on blogs
- Jan 2015: Top 8 Tuscany-based bloggers by Flipkey
- May 2014: 10 Florence instagram users to follow by Florence for Free
- A dozen top italy blogs by Tuscan Traveler
- January 2014: This is my Happiness Listed in 10 travel blogs to watch in 2014
- 2013 Osteria di Giovanni list of Florence bloggers
- January 2012: EasyJet’s Top 12 Travel Blogs to Watch in 2012