As the National Gallery’s Access Officer, Caroline Marcus:
- Championed access and inclusion at the Gallery for visitors with disabilities
- Created and implemented a three year vision and business strategy
- Developed, implemented and evaluated new resources and programmes for blind and partially sighted and deaf and hard of hearing visitors
- Managed the budget and secured funding
- Built effective partnerships with disability organisations
The Gallery received a highly commended award in the national Rough Guide to Accessible Britain Awards as one of the top accessible attractions in the UK.
Caroline was a consultant on Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery’s (BMAG) Talking about Disability and Art (see below), part of RCMG, University of Leicester’s Rethinking Disability Representation project. She worked with a panel of disabled artists who all share a particular interest in both art and disability. They created content for a series of audio and visual posts that were launched and located throughout BMAG, which explore disability in paintings ranging from 17th century to today.
All images © National Gallery 2014