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Diana Y. Chou

San Diego Museum of Art Appoints New Associate Curator of East Asian Art

The San Diego Museum of Art has announced that it has hired Diana Y. Chou as the institution’s new associate curator of East Asian art. Chou will take up the position on June 29. She will be responsible for overseeing a collection of 7,000 works, developing exhibitions, and contributing to the museum’s research and acquisition programs.

Chou has been a museum professional for more than fifteen years. She has organized exhibitions for museums throughout the United States and Taiwan, including the Cleveland State University Art Galleries, Dayton Art Institute, Taipei’s National Museum of History, and Taipei’s Museum of World Religions. She has also served as a consultant for the Carnegie Museum of Art when it reinstalled its Asian art galleries. Chou has been awarded two Summer Institute grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She was educated at Northern Illinois University, where she received a Master’s degree, and she earned her Ph.D. in Chinese art history from the University of Kansas.

“Ms. Chou’s breadth of experience and depth of scholarship on Chinese and Japanese art are impressive,” director Roxana Velásquez said. “She is a great complement to our dynamic curatorial team, and we are honored to welcome her to the museum.”

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