Chris Michaels is director of digital, communications and technology at the National Gallery, London where he sits on their executive committee. At the gallery, his directorate has responsibilities for digital services, membership and ticketing, creative, IT and marketing, press and public affairs.
Before he joined the gallery, he was head of digital & publishing at the British Museum, where he founded their digital department and created their digital strategy.
He acts as an advisor to the Humboldt Forum, a new institution being built in Berlin. He has acted as advisor to museums in Qatar and Singapore. Before entering the world of museums, he was CEO of educational start-up Mindshapes. He has led digital functions in TV, publishing and advertising. He has a PhD from the University of Bristol. Chris lives in North London.