Art Translation Services - Absolute Translations
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Prestigious Art Translation Services

Our prestigious association with producing translations for the Tate Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, The National Gallery, Christie’s, Lahd Gallery, MacDougall Auction House and National Museums Scotland has broadened our linguistic palette, allowing us to develop a richly textured approach to all the nuances of criticism, international collaboration and promotion that come with the successful running of the most respected collections in the world. The interests of art galleries span generations, continents and whole historical periods with different modes of speech. Our art gallery translation services are delivered by native translators with qualified expertise in art history, valuation, PR and business documents. Ideally placed to meet the translation needs of every association in the art world, we keep your partners in the picture by listening to and understanding the requirements of your project.


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Celebrating 20+ years, Absolute Translations has become synonymous with providing quality translations at transparent low prices.

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Audiovisual Art Translations

The needs of an industry that communicates in picture and form are specific and challenging. We enable companies specialising in arts funding, promotion, exhibition curating and design, research, cataloguing and stewardship to find the words they need to speak a common language. Click on the video to see a sample of our recent work for MacDougall Auction House from Russian into English. As a trusted partner to the most influential galleries in the UK, our art gallery translation services have become an indispensable part of the British artistic environment – influencing every area of the industry, from fundraising and collecting to display and publication.

Specialist Art Translators

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words – our goal is to help you find the words that are worth 1,000 pictures. To do this, we use reputed specialists who are experts in specific artistic fields as well as fluent in the required language. From public relations to procurement across all the disciplines, our art gallery translation services always act in your interests, respecting the aims of your business and working with the utmost standards of confidentiality and trustworthiness. It is also important to be able to talk knowledgeably in academic terminology. Whether you need to communicate the specific historical meaning of composition in Picasso’s Nude Combing Her Hair (1906) or Kandinsky’s transition from a traditional landscape painter to a spiritual theorist, our qualified experts ensure that your discussion remains relevant and valid no matter how many theoretical boundaries you have to conquer.

The Art of Translation Services

The multidisciplinary landscape of the art world requires a highly collaborative approach. Our art gallery translation services work on a broad canvas, employing the translators and subject experts most appropriate to period, discipline and business needs. We always put your team together with your desired end goal in mind. The shorthand of the arts has evolved across centuries – sometimes with words and modes of expression specifically designed to contradict what has come before. From chiaroscuro (the use of bold contrasts in the composition of a painting, normally referring to Renaissance work) to Cubism, retaining the meaning of discipline-specific terminology in your catalogues and communications is key to successful collaboration.

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