English Heritage Appoints New Deputy Chair

Dr Chris Michaels, an English Heritage trustee since March 2023, has been appointed as the charity’s new Deputy Chair.

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English Heritage writes:


…His previous experience includes Director of Digital, Communications and Technology at the National Gallery, Senior Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London, AHRC’s Creative Industry Fellow, and as the founder of the culture sector consultancy Digital Advisory….

[Entry for Dr. Chris Michaels]

Chris Michaels the Deputy Chair of the English Heritage Board of Trustees.  Chris is an established leader of digital transformation of the cultural and creative sectors. He is an advisor to Bolton and Quinn, the world’s premier communications agency for arts and culture; to Human Economics, a strategy consultancy; to the Haus Der Kunst in Munich and to Tesseract Icons, a digital rights company. From 2017 to 2022 Chris was an executive director at the National Gallery in London, where he founded National Gallery X, an innovation lab for the future of art and technology.

Chris was an AHRC Creative Industries Fellow in 2021-22, a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King’s College London and a Bloomberg Technology Fellow. He has been named a 5G Trailblazer by Ericsson as one of 25 key figures in the adoption of this critical new technology, and was named one of the ten most influential figures in the museum sector by Blooloop in 2022. He holds a PHD from the University of Bristol and an MPA from UCL.

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