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.

Access to Art
Programmes for blind and partially sighted visitors
BSL Programme for deaf and hard of hearing visitors
Rethinking Disability Representation (p 51-53)
Talking About… Disability and Art

All images © National Gallery 2014