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As the National Gallery’s former 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
With thanks to Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG), University of Leicester

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