Background
Groundbreaking art historical research from around the world often finds only a limited audience due to language barriers, and even seminal works can take years to appear in translation, if they ever do at all. The Art in Translation (AIT) online journal addresses this problem by translating these texts into English, increasing the lingua franca of scholarship and bringing these important works to a wider audience. The extensively illustrated journal includes research from all areas of the visual arts including painting, drawing, sculpture, architecture, design, and electronic media. The journal is directed by a distinguished group of international scholars through AIT's Editorial Board, and is edited by leading scholars from the University of Edinburgh and Columbia University. AIT is being published by Berg Publishers, a top British academic press heralded for its innovative applications of technology to visual arts publications.

Launch
The inaugural issue was published in March 2009 with support from the Getty Foundation. The journal will be published online three times per year. The inaugural issue was marked by a two-day international symposium in April 2009 on the practical and theoretical issues related to the translation of art history texts at the University of Edinburgh.

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Press Coverage: Art in Translation Awarded Highly Commended Certificate