Caro Howell

Caro Howell is Director of the Foundling Museum and with her previous work as an independent museum education consultant in the UK and abroad, brings a welcome perspective to the panel. 

She has worked as an independent museum education consultant in the UK and abroad, developing projects that explore issues of advocacy, interpretation and access to the arts. She was ten years at Tate, joining Tate Modern’s set-up team in 1997 where she formulated its access and audience development strategy, and developed London’s first peer-led museum programme for 15-23 year olds.

She has developed a number of award-winning resources for disabled people including two for Tate; the BAFTA award-winning i-Map (2002), the UK’s first online art resource for blind and partially sighted people, and i-Map: The Everyday Transformed(2006). Caro Co-Chairs the Women Leaders in Museums Network, and sits on the Exhibition Advisory Groups of the Charterhouse and Two Temple Place. She was a member of Art on the Underground’s Advisory Group (2006-2011) and a trustee of the experimental theatre company Shunt (1998-2010).

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