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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 […]

museums girl

Should museums translate their content?

Any discussion about the linguistic needs of institutions like museums should start with one question: What are museums for? Or should we say, Who are museums for? As a translator, I’ve spent the last few years of my career to translating content into Spanish for museums in the US. So it’s out there, the need […]

Museums in translation

Hey. If you’re here it’s because you’re either interested in translation or in the arts, or both! For years now I have been translating creative content, and especially in the last 3-4 years, I’ve been almost entirely devoted to translating content for different museums around the US. After almost 300 projects, I’ve learned a few […]