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Here at Kids in Museums, we have a dedicated team of staff working hard to ensure that Britain’s museums are family friendly…

ALISON BOWYER – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Alison has worked in the cultural sector for over ten years with previous roles at LAMDA, the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Southbank Centre and the Academy of Ancient Music. She has a longstanding interest in museums and heritage having been a volunteer at Handel House Museum (now Handel and Hendrix in London) and completing a masters degree in Cultural Memory at the University of London.

As Executive Director, Alison is enjoying working with the Kids in Museums team to develop new and existing projects to reach more museums across the UK. Outside of work, Alison was for many years keen musician and has performed in many of the UK’s leading concert halls including the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms. She is also a helpline volunteer for The Mix, a charity which provides emotional support and information on any issue to the under-25s.

CAROLINE MARCUS – PROJECTS DIRECTOR

Caroline MARCUSCaroline has worked for many years as a leading independent consultant in museum and gallery learning, access and engagement. She is also a part time Visiting Lecturer at the Institute of Education. Before joining Kids in Museums, Caroline was Head of Learning at the Jewish Museum, London. She has also held many roles at the National Gallery, including Access Officer, Outreach Officer and Take One Picture Exhibition Project Manager. She developed and delivered the learning content for the National Gallery’s cultural training model for Initial Teacher Education students. Caroline has expertise in Holocaust education. She is a Trustee of the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu.

 

 

VIVIEN TESSERAS  – ADMINISTRATOR AND EVENTS MANAGER 

VivienVivien’s first job after leaving university was at the Mermaid Theatre, London. She then moved into publishing and has worked as a freelancer for many years, providing editorial and administrative services to a range of publishing professionals, including publishers, agents and authors. Reading is a passion, as well as all things creative, particularly theatre and dance. She loves visiting museums and galleries, both old favourites like the V & A and new discoveries like the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, and has many happy memories of family visits to museums here and abroad when her children were younger. She remembers reading Dea’s article in The Guardian which set the Kids in Museums’ ball rolling, and enjoys working for them and helping out with all the excellent work they do to make visits a mutually beneficial experience for families and museums.

 

JENIFER MACINDOE – EVALUATION 

Jenifer Macindoe

Jenifer specialises in creating opportunities for young people to participate and contribute, working as a Heritage Learning & Interpretation Consultant to support historic homes, gardens, national museums and galleries and small volunteer-run sites. Jenifer’s work includes the management of interpretation and visitor engagement projects, audience consultation and visitor evaluation. Jenie has also worked with the business community to develop challenges and industry-related activities for young people and has managed the development of services for young people and communities through the Extended Schools initiative.

LUCE CHOULES ­- CREATIVE CONSULTANT

LuceLuce looks after the creative projects and visual communication for Kids In Museums. Luce is a multi-disciplinary arts practitioner and explorer, working on commissions and projects in the UK and Europe. She is also the founder of publishing company Foldedsheet, and runs editorial and mapping workshops in the arts, education and culture sector. She enjoys Œborrowing her nephews for gallery and museum visits at any opportunity, encouraging them to do lots of looking, thinking, talking and sketching.

 

TOM BARRANCE – KIDS IN MUSEUMS’ CONSULTANT FILM-MAKER 

Tom BarranceTom Barrance, Owner/Director of Learnaboutfilm Ltd, has over two decades’ experience of film education and film-making with children, young people and adults. He has been involved in several pioneering film education projects and has delivered training and presentations around the UK and in Europe. Tom devised the acclaimed interactive resources Making Movies Make Sense and Editsense and runs the popular film education website Learn About Film. Tom worked with Kids in Museums on the film Our Take/Barn Ni, made by young people in Newport and Wrexham: https://vimeo.com/62417977

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