Prestigious Rome Prize awarded to UW-Madison art history professor

When she received the call, emotions washed over Preeti Chopra in waves: shock, disbelief, great joy.

“I had to hold onto something and sit down,” recalls Chopra, Professor of Visual Studies, South Asian Art and Architecture in the Department of Art History, who received word last week that she is a recipient of the 2022-23 Rome Prize. Specifically, Chopra has won the Suzanne Deal Booth Rome Prize, which is awarded for work in historic preservation and conservation. One of 38 American and four Italian scholars to receive the prestigious international award from the American Academy in Rome (AAR), Chopra will spend the next academic year on the Academy’s eleven-acre campus on the Janiculum Hill in Rome, starting in September 2022 […]

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