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Translation is a powerful tool that bridges the gaps between cultures, languages, and time periods

Background imageTranslation Collection: The Venerable Bede translating the last chapter of St John. The Illustration from An Outline of

The Venerable Bede translating the last chapter of St John. The Illustration from An Outline of Christianity edited by
1275249 The Venerable Bede translating the last chapter of St John. The Illustration from An Outline of Christianity edited by As Peake et al (Waverley, c 1910.) by Penrose

Background imageTranslation Collection: Anna May Wong in The Circle of Chalk

Anna May Wong in The Circle of Chalk
Miss Anna May wong as Chang-Hi-Tang dancing before the tea-shop keeper in The Circle of Chalk, an ancient Chinese lay translated into English by James Laver

Background imageTranslation Collection: Poster advertising David Copperfield, French edition

Poster advertising David Copperfield, French edition
Poster advertising a French translation of David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. David is depicted in Mr Brownlows garden

Background imageTranslation Collection: Martin Luther, German theologian

Martin Luther, German theologian
Martin Luther (1483-1546), German theologian and founder of the Protestant Reformation. Luther was born at Eisleben. Initially trained in law

Background imageTranslation Collection: Bacterial ribosome

Bacterial ribosome. Computer model showing the secondary structure of a 30S (small) ribosomal sub-unit from the bacteria Thermus thermophilus

Background imageTranslation Collection: Persian pharmacy, 13th century artwork

Persian pharmacy, 13th century artwork
Persian pharmacy. 13th century Arabic artwork entitled The Preparation of Medicine from Honey. This image was produced in Baghdad, Iraq, whilst it was still part of the Persian Empire

Background imageTranslation Collection: Greek-Latin Dictionary

Greek-Latin Dictionary
Johann Scapulas Greek-Latin Lexicon is a contribution to Renaissance studies of classical literature when Roman borrowings from Greek are important to scholars

Background imageTranslation Collection: Hieroglyphs in the notebook of Jean-Francois Champollion, c1806-1832

Hieroglyphs in the notebook of Jean-Francois Champollion, c1806-1832. Artist: Jean-Francois Champollion
Hieroglyphs in the notebook of Jean-Francois Champollion, c1806-1832. Research on the system of the Egyptian hieroglyphs by Jean Francois Champollion, the translator of the Rosetta Stone

Background imageTranslation Collection: WWI Poster, Enlist Today (Welsh version)

WWI Poster, Enlist Today (Welsh version)
WWI Parliamentary Recruiting Committee Poster, Be honest with yourself. Be certain that your so-called reason is not a selfish excuse. (Lord Kitchener) Enlist Today (Welsh version). Date: 1916

Background imageTranslation Collection: Feast from Book of Esther, 1430 artwork

Feast from Book of Esther, 1430 artwork
Feast from Book of Esther. Illuminated manuscript miniature from the 15th-century Alba Bible, depicting the feast given by Queen Vashti and King Ahasuerus of Persia (The Book of Esther)

Background imageTranslation Collection: ARISTOTLE (384-332 BC). Greek philosopher. Ethica

ARISTOTLE (384-332 BC). Greek philosopher. Ethica, Politica, Aeconomia (15th c.), Latin translation by Leonardo Bruni d Arezzo. Naples coat of arms is depicted on the inside margin. Renaissance art

Background imageTranslation Collection: Antoine Lavoisier and wife, chemist

Antoine Lavoisier and wife, chemist
Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (1743-1794, centre left), French chemist, with his wife Marie-Anne- Pierrette (1758-1836) in his laboratory. Lavoisier is recognised as the founder of modern chemistry

Background imageTranslation Collection: John Eliots Indian Bible

John Eliots Indian Bible
Title page of John Eliots translation of the Bible into a Native American language, 1663. Document

Background imageTranslation Collection: Bullfighting Poster

Bullfighting Poster
A poster for a bullfighting show at Algeciras, Spain, with a rather superb section of English translation!

Background imageTranslation Collection: Sir Thomas Urquhart

Sir Thomas Urquhart
SIR THOMAS URQUHART Scottish scholar, soldier, traveller, best known for his highly praised translation of Rabelais

Background imageTranslation Collection: Wyclif / Anon Oval

Wyclif / Anon Oval
JOHN WYCLIF English religious reformer and theologian, initiated the first complete translation of the Bible into English

Background imageTranslation Collection: Cranmers Bible / Henry 8

Cranmers Bible / Henry 8
Henry VIII is presented with Cranmers Bible - the first English translation

Background imageTranslation Collection: Saint Jerome writing, detail of the feather, 1605

Saint Jerome writing, detail of the feather, 1605
ELC5373105 Saint Jerome writing, detail of the feather, 1605 by Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da (1571-1610); Galleria Borghese, Rome, Lazio

Background imageTranslation Collection: Love in Twenty-four Languages (colour litho)

Love in Twenty-four Languages (colour litho)
8656920 Love in Twenty-four Languages (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Love in Twenty-four Languages)

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Background imageTranslation Collection: Ticket, The Booking Office, Luggage, Porter (colour litho)

Ticket, The Booking Office, Luggage, Porter (colour litho)
8622643 Ticket, The Booking Office, Luggage, Porter (colour litho) by German School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Ticket, The Booking Office, Luggage, Porter)

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Translation is a powerful tool that bridges the gaps between cultures, languages, and time periods. It allows us to understand and appreciate the beauty of diverse art forms, literature, and scientific discoveries from around the world. In "The Circle of Chalk, " Anna May Wong's captivating performance transcends language barriers as her emotions are universally understood by audiences worldwide. Similarly, the French edition poster advertising David Copperfield showcases how translation brings classic literature to new audiences. Martin Luther, a German theologian, used his translations of religious texts to ignite a revolution that forever changed Christianity. His work paved the way for religious freedom and understanding across different regions. Even in science, translation plays a crucial role. The bacterial ribosome acts as nature's translator by decoding genetic information into functional proteins essential for life itself. Traveling back in time to ancient Persia reveals an exquisite 13th-century artwork depicting a Persian pharmacy. This masterpiece not only showcases artistic talent but also serves as a window into medical practices through translation of symbols and imagery. The Greek-Latin Dictionary stands as evidence of early efforts to bridge linguistic gaps between two influential civilizations. Its creation allowed scholars to delve deeper into classical works and expand their knowledge beyond borders. Jean-Francois Champollion's notebook holds hieroglyphs that unlocked the mysteries of ancient Egypt when translated by this brilliant scholar himself. Through his dedication and expertise, he brought an entire civilization back to life on paper. During World War I, posters urging people to enlist were translated into various languages like Welsh with messages tailored specifically for each region's audience. Translation played a vital role in rallying support during times of conflict. Artistic expression knows no bounds when it comes to translation; even feast scenes from the Book of Esther come alive through stunning 15th-century artwork. These visual translations allow us insight into historical events while showcasing human creativity at its finest.