Project Management

  • Head of Learning: The Jewish Museum

    “As Head of Learning at the Jewish Museum, Caroline showed vision and creativity, and inspired the learning team to deliver engaging and challenging programmes for schools, young people and families. She brings exceptional commitment and enthusiasm to all her work.”

    Rickie Burman, Emeritus Director, Jewish Museum London

  • “Caroline is a skilled and organised educator and team leader. She is also hugely personable and motivated. I highly recommend her as an inspirational and enthusiastic person and colleague.”

    Esther Bentley, Freelance Educator, the Jewish Museum and the Imperial War Museum

  • “Caroline’s greatest contribution as team leader was to identify and nurture the individual strengths of everyone in the team. Under her guidance, each member forged a unique role contributing to a whole team-wide vision.

    In particular, Caroline’s considerable experience in the wider context of museum education enabled the learning team to move forward in a professional manner. Caroline’s style of management is to be approachable and always engaged with those she works with. She is an excellent mentor and likes to use her team to bounce around ideas.

    Most importantly, Caroline empowered everyone to fulfill their potential- she always acknowledged every members’ contribution and under her guidance, the Jewish Museum’s learning team became a more cohesive, professional and successful outfit.”

    Judith Vandevelde, Senior Educator, Jewish Museum, London

  • Project Manager

    “On joining the National Gallery, I was struck by Caroline’s energy and professionalism. She has a passion for teaching and learning, drawing on her wide experience in and out of schools. Her strong vision is balanced with a practical ability to deliver effective projects. She spearheaded a range of headline programmes for schools, families and people with disabilities and in all cases, demonstrated her ability to design and deliver projects that have a real impact. Her passion and dedication have had a long-term impact on the culture of the organisastion.”

    Jillian Barker, Director of Learning and Participation, The Royal Opera House (former Director of Information, Access and Learning: The National Gallery)

Strategy Development

  • Trustee

    “We recruited Caroline as a Trustee because of her wide experience in the museums and arts educational sector. Her ongoing strategic input into our learning offer is making a significant impact and helping draw this core activity closer to the heart of our organisation.”

    Andrea Bishop, Director of Collections, National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

  • Jane Austen’s House Museum

    “Over the course of several months Caroline Marcus Associates undertook a roots and branches review of our learning activity in order to help us achieve our museum’s ambitions for a flagship young people’s programme and for more people to engage with Jane Austen’s work…”

    Read the full testimonial here

  • Kids in Museums Training & Consultancy Strategy

    “Caroline and Tali were highly organised, professional and adaptable throughout the project. Caroline brings a tremendous breadth of knowledge of the sector, which was hugely valuable in informing the choices we made about the direction of our training and consultancy work. Both Caroline and Tali are friendly and approachable and this made working with them a pleasure. The quality of their work was excellent throughout and I would recommend them to others…”

    Read the full testimonial here

  • Royal Academy of Arts - working with community audiences

    “Throughout the process Caroline was highly organised, professional and warm. She kept us from going off on tangents and ran very effective and focused interviews, meetings as well as the Away Day. She shared her extensive knowledge and experience with us but never pressed a particular approach to community programmes or preconceived ideas as to how they should be structured. She empowered us all to take an active role. And she was clear from the beginning that she was guiding us on the beginning of a process that we would have to take ownership of and complete ourselves. While many on the team were a little nervous about the process in advance, Caroline won us all over. We are now moving ahead with a more coordinated approach to planning, communication is improved within the Learning Department and this is thanks to all of the hard work Caroline Marcus and Associates put into the project.”

    Read the full testimonial here

Lecturing and Training

  • Senior Teaching Fellow

    “Caroline has devised and delivered a module concerning technology and material culture for the Institute of Education, University of London’s MA in Museum and Galleries in Education. Drawing on her wide range of professional and academic experience the course was exemplary in terms of sustained engagement with students and external organisations. Alert to student needs she proved a great communicator always willing to engage in debate and encourage diversity and individual development. I recommend her without hesitation for university teaching.”

    Pam Meecham, Emeritus Professor, UCL Institute of Education

  • “I know Caroline as a colleague and former student. I can strongly recommend her to anyone looking for a highly effective consultant. Caroline is energetic, resourceful, experienced in many areas of education, interpretation and programming, very focused in whatever she does, and an effective team player in many different kinds of organisation including campaigns, independent and public museums and galleries, and higher education.”

    John Reeve, Visiting Fellow, UCL Institute of Education

  • “Caroline has the ability to take a subject and see it from many different views and industries (exhibit design, app creation, game design, blogging and web design to name a few). Always looking to clarify, she truly ensures her students understand content as she pulls various resources and people together to help in the learning process. Caroline has the ability to leave people feeling enlightened and excited. Her passion for museums and learning is evident and it flows from her, exciting those around her in the process. Taking her class was well worth my time.”

    Kimberley Cobb, former student, UCL Institute of Education

  • “As an MA student at UCL, I was fortunate to be taught, mentored and inspired by Caroline. She is an exceptional lecturer with rich experience across the cultural sector, deep knowledge of learning theory and a genuine passion for art education. If I had to describe the effect of the modules led by Caroline, I would say: ‘My life will never be the same’. Thanks to Caroline, I learnt a lot about inclusion and participation, met with leading museum experts, created my own digital interpretation tool and even wrote my first funding proposal. All these endeavours were supported by Caroline – she provided me with detailed and constructive feedback along the way and suggested relevant materials and readings to enrich my thoughts, projects and assignments.”

    Katerina Provornaya, former student, UCL Institute of Education

  • “Since meeting her as tutor on the MA Museum and Galleries in Education, Caroline has been an incredibly supportive and generous mentor, playing a key role in introducing me to the museum learning sector in London and the UK. Her ability to connect people and ideas, together with her knowledge, energy and passion for her work are a source of constant inspiration for her students and colleagues.”

    Emily Grassi, former student, UCL Institute of Education

  • Lecturer

    “As a facilitator of tours for groups of visitors of mixed ages and a variety of backgrounds I asked Caroline to be our guide to the National Gallery requesting that she focus on specific themes such as marriage, celebration and religious issues. We were absolutely thrilled with the tours Caroline Marcus offered us. Visitors felt enriched, inspired and feeling that they had participated in a unique and tailor-made guided tour to a public museum. Several asked us to be put in touch with Caroline for further visits.”

    Eva Burke, former Community Programmer, JW3

Creative Production

  • Gallery trail

    “It was a huge pleasure to collaborate with Caroline on the “Katie” trail for the National Gallery. Her profound knowledge of the paintings and the mythology behind them was inspiring, her enthusiasm contagious. She brings enormous energy and passion to everything she does. When Caroline is involved, you can be certain that the future of museum education is in safe hands.”

    James Mayhew, Author and Illustrator
    (including the much-loved Katie series)