chu-petraPetra ten-Doesschate Chu
Professor of Art History and Museum Studies, Seton Hall University;

Founder, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide (NCAW)

Petra ten-Doesschate Chu teaches art history and museum studies at Seton Hall University (NJ).  A specialist in nineteenth-century art history, she has published numerous books, catalog essays, book chapters, and articles. Her textbook Nineteenth-Century European Art is widely used across the world and has been translated into Chinese (Peking University Press). Chu is the founding co-editor of the e-journal Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide (, which is currently in its fifteenth year of publication. A grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation, awarded to the journal four years ago, allowed NCAW to enter on to a new path of publishing digital humanities articles. Six such articles have meanwhile appeared. On the strength of this track record, the journal received two grants from the Terra Foundation and the Yale Center for British Art to publish a special digitally enhanced summer issue on Hiram Power’s Greek Slave.