Museums with Asian Art Collections Online
Collection-size categorization in this section refers only to a museum's ONLINE collection of digitized images

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American Museum of Natural History: Asian Ethnographic Collection
Featuring more than 44,000 objects from the AMNH's Asian Ethnographic Collection. Find objects by culture or country, and filter results to see only objects currently on view at the AMNH. Label information only; no descriptions.

Go to Museum Resource: https://anthro.amnh.org/asia
The Art Institute of Chicago: Asian Collection
Selected works from the Art Institute's collection of Chinese, Japanese, South Asian, Southeast Asian, Himalayan, and Korean art. Currently featuring more than 1,000 artworks, some with short but informative descriptive text. Images enlarge and can be grouped into a personal collection that can be saved and shared.

Go to Museum Resource: https://archive.artic.edu/chinese/
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Asian Art
The Metropolitan Museum's content-rich website offers many options for exploring its online collection of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Himalayan art. See 49 specially selected artworks (all with zoom views and descriptions) in the Collection Highlights section, or go to the Timeline of Art History (link at the bottom of the page) and browse artworks by country/culture, time period, or subject area; or search for artworks and featured content for a specific country/culture or topic by using the Timeline website's Search function. All images here enlarge, and most have full descriptions. There is also a My Met Gallery feature that allows users to group favorite objects into a personal gallery that can be saved and shared.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/?Department=Asian-Art
Norton Simon Museum: Curriculum Packet on Indian and Southeast Asian Art [PDF]
A curriculum packet based on the museum's collection of Asian art, which is "particularly rich in art from the Indian subcontinent."

Go to Museum Resource: https://www.nortonsimon.org/assets/Curriculum-Guides/CG-Asian-Art.pdf
Pacific Asia Museum: Explore the Collections
Featuring more than 2,500 objects from the Pacific Asia Museum's collection of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Southeast Asian, South Asian, Himalayan, and Pacific Islands art. The Image Viewer tool enlarges all images and also allows users to gather favorite objects from the collection into a gallery that can be saved and shared with others. Browse the Featured Collections section to see artworks grouped by country and type, or use one of the three search functions. The Click & Search function makes it easy to find works by country/culture.

Go to Museum Resource: https://pacificasiamuseum.usc.edu/directory/collection/
Tokyo National Museum
Featuring more than 500 objects from the TNM's collection of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, South Asian & Southeast Asian Art. There are no object descriptions, but the images are of excellent quality and enlarge several times to show great detail. There is no search tool, but groups of objects can be viewed in many ways: By country, further organized by time period; or by type - Archaeology, Sculpture, Painting, Calligraphy, Decorative Arts, and Others - further organized into useful sub-categories.

Go to Museum Resource: https://www.tnm.jp/?lang=en
The University of Michigan Museum of Art: Asian Art Collections
Explore the UMMA's online collection of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, South Asian, and Southeast Asian art by browsing highlight objects from each department, or by using the Search Online function. Currently there are more than 3,500 objects online in these categories. Images can be viewed in various sizes and also zoomed and panned, and a Portfolio feature allows users to group favorite objects into a personal gallery that can be saved and shared.

Go to Museum Resource: https://umma.umich.edu/archive/collections/asian.html
Victoria and Albert Museum: Asia Collection
Explore the V&A Museum's online collection of Asian art by reading about 16 featured objects or by using the Search the Collections function (top item in left column). Currently there are more than 5,000 objects online in the Asia collection. All images enlarge, and most have descriptions. Also see the ASIA FEATURES section for discussions of 12 Asia-related topics.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/e/east-asia/
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