Leading UK and international artists have partnered with nine museums in the North East and Yorkshire to produce new artworks inspired by the museums and their collections.
As part of the year-long Meeting Point project, led by contemporary art specialists Arts&Heritage, contemporary art installations will be created for four museums in the North East and five museums in Yorkshire during 2016.
Funded by Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund, Meeting Point presents artworks in unexpected places and supports small and medium scale museums to commission artists, who will create a piece of work in response to the venue.
Judith King, director at Arts&Heritage said: "Meeting Point addresses the fundamental question of why museums and the contemporary arts should work together.
"The potential benefits of placing new and exciting artworks in museum and heritage venues are huge, not only for the artists and the venues but for the museum visitors, who will encounter a new way of experiencing history and their collections."
The project aims to bring new visitors to the nine participating museums and position them as exciting places to see contemporary art.
The nine museums and artists taking part in Meeting Point are:
- Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum, Northumberland - Ziad Jabero working with the Bagdhaddies
- Dales Countryside Museum, Yorkshire - David Murphy
- Durham Castle - Jo Coupe
- Head Of Steam, Darlington - Cath Campbell
- Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar - Grennan and Sperandio
- Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby - Pippa Hale
- The Workhouse Museum, Ripon - Catherine Bertola
- Shandy Hall, Yorkshire - Anne Vibeke Mou
- Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds - Irene Brown