Documents and downloads

Sharing knowledge and ideas is at the centre of New Expressions’ work. Here we have created a selection of useful documents. These include an inspiring reflection on the successes of New Expressions 3. We also offer examples of artist-museum contracts recently used for specific collaborations.

  • Unlocking the Creative Potential of Collections 2008-2016

    Unlocking the Creative Potential of Collections 2008 2016

    Added: 17 January 2017 [ 0.79MB ]The story of the New Expressions programme, and the diverse creative collaborations enabled between 2008 and 2016.
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  • Sharing the Impact of New Expressions 3

    Sharing the Impact of New Expressions 3

    Added: 29 March 2016 [ 0.65MB ]From Cumbria to Cornwall, New Expressions 3 brought together contemporary artists and museums across the North, the Midlands and South West England. Their innovative collaborations unlocked new perspectives for audiences on objects and histories. This publication captures their stories and offers inspiration to others interested in working adventurously.
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  • Museums and artists working together: A digest of external resources

    Museums and artists working together: A digest of external resources

    Added: 29 March 2016 [ 1.76MB ]In addition to our own short films, case studies and practical resources - all available on this website - New Expressions has brought together this digest of case studies, publications and other materials produced by other organisations. All will aid the thinking of museums and artists considering working collaboratively.
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  • New Expressions 3 Evaluation Report: Executive Summary

    New Expressions 3 Evaluation Report: Executive Summary

    Added: 16 August 2016 [ 1.86MB ]An executive summary of the wide-ranging evaluation of New Expressions 3. Research framework, implementation and analysis by Claire Gulliver, Programme Evaluator for New Expressions 3.
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  • Top 10 tips for museum-artist collaboration

    Top 10 tips for museum artist collaboration

    Added: 24 May 2016 [ 1.72MB ]Ten top tips from eight years of museum-artist collaboration
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  • Sharing the impact of New Expressions 2

    Sharing the impact of New Expressions 2

    Added: 15 April 2016 [ 0.33MB ]An accessible introduction to some of the key achievements of New Expressions 2, for museums, artists and audiences.
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  • Guide to unlocking the potential of collections through contemporary craft

    Guide to unlocking the potential of collections through contemporary craft

    Added: 01 April 2016 [ 3.15MB ]A comprehensive toolkit for any contemporary artist or heritage organisation wanting to develop a collaboration. Includes extensive discussion of the issues that need to be considered when developing an artist’s contract.
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  • Animating Museums - Working with artists, engaging audiences

    Animating Museums Working with artists, engaging audiences

    Added: 01 April 2016 [ 3.27MB ]This 2015 publication by Arts Council England explores some of the reasons for, and benefits of, artists and museums working together. Each reason is illustrated with a case study.
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  • Sample commission contract 1

    Sample commission contract 1

    Added: 06 April 2016 [ 0.17MB ]Sample contract 1 is offered as a scaffold to support wide-ranging discussion between artist and commissioner. It is an edited example of a contract used in the past, tailored to meet the needs of a specific project - in this case a commission to enable an organisation to acquire a newly created artwork.
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  • Sample commission contract 2

    Sample commission contract 2

    Added: 06 April 2016 [ 0.13MB ]Sample contract 2 is offered to support wide-ranging discussion between artist and commissioner. It is an edited version of a contract that was used in the past, tailored to meet the needs of a specific project - in this case a commission for an artist to make new work for exhibition / installation, with the option of that work being acquired by the museum at a future date.
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  • Creative risk taking: Heavy Rock by Keith Harrison

    Creative risk taking: Heavy Rock by Keith Harrison

    Added: 27 April 2016 [ 4.54MB ]Powerpoint slides from a presentation about Heavy Rock by Jodie Bishop, Public Art Officer, Plymouth City Council
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  • Museums and artists working together manifesto (Heritage Lottery Fund)

    Museums and artists working together manifesto (Heritage Lottery Fund)

    Added: 24 May 2016 [ 0.03MB ]This manifesto was posted on the Heritage Lottery Fund website www.hlf.org.uk in March 2016 by Nicole Mollett (Artist/Ideas Test) and Amy Freeborn (Online Communities Manager, Heritage Lottery Fund)
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