Ms Chung began her career as an Assistant Curator (South Asia) at the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) in 1997, where she curated exhibitions such as The Monkey as God and Hero: China, India and Southeast Asia (1999) and Krishna: The Blue God (2001).
In 2003, Ms Chung joined the National Museum of Singapore (NMS; then Singapore History Museum), where she curated the Fashion Gallery (Singapore Living Galleries), in addition to overseeing the content development of the other three living galleries.
Ms Chung received her MA in History and Culture of Fashion from the London College of Fashion (UK) in 2009, under a full scholarship from the NHB.
In May 2012, she curated In the Mood for Cheongsam: Modernity and the Identity of Singapore Women from 1900s to 2000s, and published a book with the same title for the exhibition. That same year, Ms Chung oversaw the curation of White Wedding Dress, an international travelling exhibition from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) − the first such collaboration between the two institutions.
From 2014 to 2015, Ms Chung helped to drive the SG50 curatorial revamp of the permanent galleries at NMS. She was the overall project lead of the four Life in Singapore galleries, as well as the curator of the Modern Colony gallery, which explores the lives of modern Singapore women in the 1920s and 1930s.
Ms Chung was posted to the Heritage Conservation Centre (HCC) as Deputy Director overseeing both collections and conservation services from 2016 to June 2019. While there, she managed the daily operations of the centre and worked with over 60 staff, and was also in charge of organising HCC’s first international conference on collections care in October 2019.
Ms Chung rejoined the National Museum of Singapore in June 2019, and was subsequently appointed as Director later that year.