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: