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Museums & Cultural Institutions

Whether listening to an audio tour, watching a subtitled video, or using a tablet to explore an interactive exhibit, visitors prefer to engage with content in their own language.

Museums and cultural institutions everywhere recognize the diversity of their audiences. Translation enables these organizations to make authentic, culturally sensitive content accessible to diverse local communities as well as international visitors.

Engage Multilingual Visitors

Eriksen helps museums, cultural institutions, and attractions develop deep, meaningful connections with their visitors by making print, digital, and multimedia content available in multiple languages.

We can help you develop:

  • maps and visitor guides
  • educational activities
  • event announcements
  • visitor surveys
  • press releases
  • websites
  • publications
  • audio tours
  • apps
  • exhibition catalogues
  • multilingual webinars
  • gallery signage
  • exhibition labels
  • video voiceover and subtitling
  • braille signage
  • scholarly research
  • audio descriptions
  • indexing

Museum-Quality Translations

With nearly 40 years of experience supporting cultural institutions, Eriksen has cultivated a trusted network of translators, editors, and typesetters who provide the special level of proficiency required by the cultural sector. Professional experience in the arts, sciences, and culture gives our linguists the expertise needed to translate specialized terminology with nuance and cultural sensitivity.

By making resources accessible in a range of languages, we can help you foster dialogue and encourage in-depth exploration with local audiences as well as visitors from around the globe.

Accessibility Services

Cultural institutions are increasingly committed to providing inclusive experiences for visitors with diverse needs. Our suite of accessibility services includes the adaptation of materials into braille or large print format as well as captioning and audio description for video content. We can ensure that your digital content, whether it’s on websites, in documents, or via multimedia, meets the standards of WCAG or PDF/UA. These services ensure that your content is accessible to all individuals, regardless of their abilities, creating a welcoming, inclusive environment for everyone.

Expanding Cultural Connections Across Sectors

We are proud to work with leaders in the world of arts and culture, extending our expertise to a variety of institutions:

  • Art Museums – From exhibit labels to audio tours, translation helps art institutions welcome diverse visitors, encouraging them to explore new perspectives, exchange ideas, and be touched by art.
  • Attractions – From amusement parks to street fairs, a multilingual approach helps attractions create accessible experiences for all visitors—tourists and locals alike.
  • Botanical Gardens – Multilingual exhibits and signage help visitors engage with nature and understand the importance of respecting and protecting flora and fauna.
  • Children’s Museums – By making interactive, hands-on exhibits accessible to kids and their families across languages, children’s museums create multicultural, multigenerational experiences that foster curiosity and inspire creativity for all visitors.
  • History Museums – Translation helps multilingual visitors understand museum collections and learn about the human experience as told through history.
  • Science Museums – By removing language barriers, science museums can engage larger audiences, ignite their curiosity, and inspire the next generation of explorers.
  • Theaters and Performance Spaces – From city orchestras to local theaters, translation helps venues spread the word about their performances and engage audience members in their native language.
  • Zoos and Aquariums – By sharing scientific knowledge across languages, zoos and aquariums provide engaging experiences that connect people to animals and inspire them to value and conserve the natural world.

View our full list of clients here.

American Museum of Natural History Gagosian New York Public Library Getty Guggenheim Smithsonian Institution MoMA The Met American Public Gardens Association Lacma US Capitol Visitor Center Denver Botanic Gardens logo The Whitney logo

The 9/11 Memorial appreciates how much attention Eriksen has given to our projects. Often with aggressive timelines, you always find a way to make it happen.

Joe Daniels, Fmr. President, National September 11 Memorial & Museum

featured work

Exploring Land and Sea in Spanish and Chinese
California Academy of Sciences
How Denver Botanic Gardens Put Eriksen’s Encyclopedic Translation Expertise to the Test
Denver Botanic Gardens
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