Leading UK and international artists 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 were 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 presented artworks in unexpected places and supported small and medium scale museums to commission artists, who created 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 aimed 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