Anita Chung: Promoting Chinese Art and Culture Globally Through Art Exhibitions
Anita Chung advocates the need for group collaboration with cultural institutions to make art exhibitions and artistic projects come to life.
Chung has been the chief operating officer of the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation since September 2015. She was formerly curator of Chinese art and head of the Asian Art Department of the Cleveland Museum of Art. During her fourteen-year tenure, Chung played a key role in organizing international exhibitions, establishing institutional partnerships with China, producing scholarly publications, and acquiring significant works for the museum’s renowned collection. Chung also was the curator of the exhibition Chinese Art in an Age of Revolution: Fu Baoshi (1904–1965) (2011–12), which was accompanied by a major publication. She most recently contributed her scholarly work to the book Silent Poetry: Chinese Paintings from the Cleveland Museum of Art (2015). Chung began her museum career as a curator of Chinese art at the National Museums of Scotland while serving as a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. She is the author of Drawing Boundaries: Architectural Images in Qing China (2004) and a coauthor of various exhibition catalogues, including Masterpieces of Early Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy in American Collections (2012–13) and Chinese Paintings from the Shanghai Museum, 1851–1911 (2000). Chung holds a PhD from the University of Hong Kong.