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Specialisation: 5 reasons why it’s key

We all know translation is an all-encompassing activity. Why? Well, because everything can be translated. And you can translate just about any topic. So specialisation is key! True. In university, we take courses on language and linguistics. We learn some techniques and practice quite a bit. We do some general translation and specialised translation as well. […]

Pictures in a museum

Which languages is it worth translating into?

In our last post we discussed what materials museums should translate and what’s normally done according to their objectives. There are many reasons why a museum would translate their content. And, depending on the type of materials, they will have to pick several or just 1-2 languages to work with. Translating only maps and audio guides […]

Museum Maps and Brochures

Different approaches to museum translation

In our last post we discussed whether or not museums should consider translating their content, not only as a way to really engage their current audiences, but also as a strategy to attract new ones. However,  depending on the museum’s objectives, there might be different approaches to museum translation: A minimal approach to museum translation: maps The […]