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About Petra T. Chu

A specialist in the history of nineteenth-century European art, Petra Chu has published extensively in this area. She is the author of a widely used college textbook, called Nineteenth-Century European Art, and the founding editor of Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, an electronic journal devoted to nineteenth-century art (
As department chair for 21 years, she co-founded with Professor Barbara Cate, the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Museum Professions program, of which she is currently the director.
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1972
Doctoraal degree, Utrecht University, Netherlands, 1967
Diplome superieure, Sorbonne, France, 1961


Present Professor of Art History; Director, Graduate Studies in Museum Professions, Seton Hall University

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Honors and Awards

  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Research Grant 1994
  • Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra 2003
  • Netherlands Institute of Advanced Research (NIAS), Wassenaar, Neth 2004

Contributions to Books (5)

Articles (6)

Books (4)