Inspired! presents new work that takes inspiration from, responds to, and reinterprets some of the objects in this exhibition.

We invited 6 practitioners from diverse backgrounds, each with a different creative voice, including a sound artist, poets, creative collectives and an illustrator, to select works from the 40 featured in the exhibition. Each was asked to present a creative response to their objects of choice; all have created work that adds fresh insights into the objects and the Collection.

40:40 - forty objects for forty years is supported by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, which has enabled new layers of content to be commissioned with the aim of piloting a new approach to a dynamic online archive.