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The five National Galleries of Scotland are in talks to promote multilingual appreciation of their famous works. No bad thing, one might assume. Isn’t it about time that British galleries boasting works by Canaletto, Koons and Rembrandt started printing signs that reach out to people from beyond our Anglophone shores?

Unfortunately, it isn’t the French or Italians to whom the doyens of Edinburgh’s finest…

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