SAH Newsletter

Michael Hall: Appointed Editor of The Burlington Magazine, UK

by Art Daily Staff | Dec 05, 2016

Michael Hall will take up his new position on 2 May 2017. He succeeds 
Frances Spalding C.B.E., who left in August 2016. 

Michael Hall was editor of Apollo from 2004 to 2010, during which time 
he oversaw the editorial transformation of the magazine. A former 
architectural editor and deputy editor of Country Life, he is an art 
historian who is known in particular for his work on the Gothic revival. 
His book George Frederick Bodley and the Later Gothic Revival in 
Britain and Americawas awarded the Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion by 
the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain for the best book 
of architectural history published in 2014. Since leaving Apollohe has been 
a freelance author and editor , writing, among other books, Treasures of the 
Portland Collection, published in March this year to accompany the opening 
of a new gallery for the collection at Welbeck Abbey. He is currently working 
on a history of the Royal Collection, due be published in December 2017. 
A Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, he is chair of trustees of 
the Emery Walker Trust, which opens to the public Walker’s Arts and Crafts 
house in Hammersmith. He is also a trustee of the Marc Fitch Fund and the 
William Morris Society. 

Michael Hall said: “The Burlington Magazine is one of the art world’s most 
revered institutions, with a reputation that is second to none for publishing new 
research. I greatly admire its empirical, object-based outlook, which is bracingly 
based on facts rather than theory, and much enjoy its sharp and wide-ranging 
reviews. I’m looking forward to working with its distinguished trustees and highly 
experienced editorial and commercial team to enhance and develop its content, 
both in print and online, in a way that will reach out to new audiences while 
preserving the Burlington’s impressive traditions.” 

Timothy Llewellyn, O.B.E., Chairman of the Trustees of the Burlington Magazine 
Foundation said: “The Board of The Burlington Magazineis pleased to appoint 
Michael Hall as its editor. He is a distinguished scholar , an award-winning author 
and a very experienced editor of both printed and digital publications. We look forward 
to welcoming Michael to the role in May 2017. We believe he will help The Burlington 
enhance its position within the international art history community, especially with a new 
generation of art historians.” 

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