The Museo Alameda (also known as the Alameda Museum) was the largest Latino museum in America, and the first formal Smithsonian affiliate outside of Washington, D.C.  Located in the historic Market Square in downtown San Antonio, the museum opened in 2007 and closed in 2012. 


Of its 29 exhibitions showcasing the work of both renowned world-famous artists and lesser-known locals, probably one of the most significant was Myth, Mortals, and Immortality: Works from Museo Soumaya de México (June 2008). It featured about 100 pieces of outstanding art created by artists living from the 16th to 20th centuries.

A few months prior to the exhibit opening in San Antonio the museum retained BPR to translate, from Spanish to English, the 13 informational panels used in the Mexico City exhibition. They described the individual pieces as well as historical and cultural influences. Bastian first hired a two-person communications team to translate the copy. Then she carefully edited and polished that text to ensure the final editorial product stayed true to the original cultural nuances but also made sense to English speakers.


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