Translation for Museums

Placard at Montmorency

As the U.S. population becomes more multilingual, and international travel becomes accessible to more people, the need for language translation and interpretation at cultural institutions increases.

Museums in the U.S. desire to be inclusive of all linguistic backgrounds as a way to support a larger audience. Institutions are responding to multilingual needs by translating printed documents, online materials and signs, and by offering pre-recorded audio guides or live interpretation in multiple languages.

Museums share knowledge culture with the public, and translation into multiple languages brings culture to more people, in a meaningful way. We at Multilingual Connections are moved by the Smithsonian’s performance of a Spanish translation of the Star Spangled Banner.

The following are some areas of opportunity for museums to reach a multilingual audience:

  • Signage translation
  • Website translation
  • Art and artifact description translation
  • Guidebook translation
  • Menu translation
  • Press release translation
  • Cultural consulting
  • Audio tours in multiple languages
  • Live guided tour interpretation

Multilingual Connections is any cultural institution’s source for written translation, multilingual voiceover recordings and live interpretation. We offer translation to and from English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese and more. Contact us for your translation or interpretation project!