Translating for the Art World
Thread poster: Lucy Brooks

Lucy Brooks  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:20
German to English
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Apr 7, 2016

Multimillion-dollar sales, blockbuster exhibitions and scholarly research: many of the different aspects of the art world rely on translation. Art translation can often be deceptively complex and wide-ranging, touching on other fields such as politics, literature and philosophy. The variety of text types and end users demands flexibility, creativity and accuracy from the translator. During this webinar you will learn about the various types of art texts that require translation and the approaches to adopt. You will also learn about the day-to-day challenges of translating texts of this kind, as well as the need to acquire excellent research skills and a broad base of knowledge. Drawing on the speaker’s own experience of working in this field, the webinar will cover CPD ideas and routes into this fascinating and varied specialisation. It will also point to the lateral thinking that is sometimes required and the extra mile that needs to be travelled when translating art texts. Links to further reading and resources will also be provided.
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