Heriot Watt University

Multimodal Translation in Museum Spaces

Proposals addressing the topic of translation in museum exhibitions are welcome, particularly in the following areas:

• writer-reader interaction: cultural norms of visitor information; the use of interactive linguistic strategies employed in the exhibition texts; interaction between source texts, target texts, and exhibition objects

• cultural conflict: conflicting discourses in the source and the target culture and the shifting value of exhibition objects; translation and the national identity in museum exhibitions