Head of Digital & Publishing, British Museum
Chris Michaels is Head of Digital and Publishing at the British Museum. His mission is to help the world's first museum achieve its founding goal of being the Museum of and for the world, by fully embracing the potential of mobile, the cloud and big data to transform our visitors' experiences of our programmes and collection.
Chris was previously CEO at children’s education mobile startup Mindshapes. Backed by Index Ventures and some of the world's greatest gaming entrepreneurs, Mindshapes released over 40 apps with partners including the BBC and the Jim Henson Company, winning multiple awards and delighting children and families around the world.
Chris has previously been an SVP at international media company Chorion; Digital Publisher at HarperCollins; and started professional life in advertising. He has a PhD in American Literature from the University of Bristol.