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Chetham’s Library Announced as Arts & Heritage Meeting Point2 Museum

We are delighted to announce that we have been named as one of the ten museums taking part in the Meeting Point 2 project run by Arts&Heritage and funded by Arts Council England.

Meeting Point 2 follows the pilot Meeting Point project that saw nine museums in the North East and Yorkshire commission a new contemporary work inspired by their museum and its collections.

Timandra Nichols, co-director of Arts&Heritage said: “As well as showcasing new pieces of contemporary art by some of the UK’s most exciting artists, Meeting Point 2 is also about supporting museums to develop the skills and confidence to work with and commission artists long into the future. The feedback we’ve received from participants in the Meeting Point pilot has shown the programme can make a huge impact and we’re looking forward to working with a new round of museums on Meeting Point 2 in 2017.”

Chetham’s Library Heritage Manager Sue McLoughlin, added: “We are excited to be a part of this prestigious project, and look forward to working with the Arts&Heritage team and the artist community to create a new artwork that will enhance our visitors’ experience of Chetham’s”.

The nine other museums taking part in Meeting Point 2 are:

Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth

Experience Barnsley Museum & Discovery Centre

Gawthorpe Textiles Collection, Lancashire

Norton Priory Museum & Gardens

Lion Salt Works, West Cheshire Museums

Prescot Museum, Knowsley

Portland Basin Museum, Tameside Museums and Galleries Service

Preston Park, Stockton

Hexham Old Gaol

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