Beatrice Chan

Beatrice Chan is a PhD student on the Museum Professionals track at Rice University and serves as the Curatorial Assistant in the Asian Art department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where she continues to work on Chinese ceramics and Buddhist sculptures. Her research focuses include Chinese painting traditions, as well as collectors and the development of collections of Asian art in the 20th century. Prior to Houston, Chan held museum internships at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Chan, Beatrice. “Drawn from Cobalt Skies and Seas: Depictions of Animals on Blue and White Ceramics,” Arts of Asia (September/October 2020).

Chan, Beatrice. “Reflection and Enlightenment: An Exhibition of Chinese Buddhist Gilt Bronzes from the Jane and Leopold Swergold Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.” Arts of Asia (January/February 2018): 58-65.

Chan, Beatrice. “The Charlene Quitter Thompson Bequest: An Enduring Veneration of Qing Dynasty Imperial Ceramics.” Arts of Asia (November/December 2016): 60-70.

Research Areas

Asian Art


Boston University, Massachusetts, MA, Asian Art History and Museum Studies Certification

Smith College, Massachusetts, BA, Art History and French Studies


Changes or additions to will not take effect on the Rice sub-sites until after its next refresh which occurs at 10:15am, 1:15pm, 4:15pm and 7:15pm daily. (This does not affect