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Carol Rogers

Director of Engagement

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Carol Rogers is responsible for education and community participation across National Museums Liverpool’s eight venues. She also oversees the delivery of Visitor Services, Fundraising, Marketing and Communications. 

Carol joined National Museums Liverpool in 2003 as the Head of Learning. In 2005, she became a member of the Executive Director team and her role expanded to include front-of-house services. More recently she assumed responsibility for strategic fundraising and marketing. 

Carol has developed a notable career at National Museums Liverpool. Her profile is well known across the North West of England and she maintains an extensive national network of education, museum, health and social care partnerships. Her work is recognised for its creativity, innovation and enterprise; successfully connecting cross sector organisations and resources.

In January 2015, Carol was acknowledged by HRH Queen Elizabeth II and awarded an MBE (Member of The British Empire), for her role leading National Museums Liverpool’s multi-award-winning House of Memories programme. The House of Memories is making a difference to people living with dementia, their carers, families and communities. 

Prior to joining National Museums Liverpool, Carol was Education Director for Liverpool’s successful campaign to be European Capital of Culture 2008. 

Key Skills

  • A long and established track record of successful and inspired arts projects across popular, classical and multi-cultural genres.
  • Extensive experience of producing and delivering educational arts initiatives at youth theatres, youth and community centres, museum and heritage sites and within FE and HE.
  • Establishment and co-ordination of cultural arts and education networks with arts practitioners and organisations on a local, regional and national level in order to facilitate communication, share practice and resources and develop and promote inclusive arts provision.
  • Extensive strategic management within a large scale cultural organisation
  • Financial management of operational delivery, human resources and revenue projects.
  • Research and acquisition of appropriate funding and support to develop and implement arts education provision
  • Specialist in designing, implementing and sustaining learning programmes and opportunities for a wide variety of partners, audiences and learners.


  • National Museums Directors Conference - Learning/Access Advisor
  • Liverpool Bureau for Young People - Member
  • Merseyside Children First Forum - Chair
  • Find Your Talent National Pathfinder - Lead Partner
  • Liverpool Children and Young People's - Partnership Member
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Trustee
  • FUSE, Young People's Theatre - Board Member
  • Hope Street Ltd - Board Member