Chris Michaels, Digital Director, National Gallery, London, speaking at Museum Ideas 2018
Chris Michaels is Digital Director of the National Gallery where he sits on their Executive Committee. At the Gallery, he runs the Digital & Communications Directorate with responsibilities including social media, the web, ticketing, membership, marketing and PR. 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 startup Mindshapes. He has led digital functions in TV, publishing and advertising. He has a PhD from the University of Bristol.
Museum Ideas 2018 takes place in London on 2 – 4 October with 3 days of workshops, special events, an exclusive study day at the National Maritime Museum and the essential Museum Ideas international conference at the Museum of London. Delivering an international programme of change, key themes include social justice, activism, digital strategy, participatory practice, representation, collaborative working and co-curation.
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