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: http://anthro.amnh.org/anthropology/databases/common/public_access.cfm?database...
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria: ARTBase
The Art Gallery has "the most comprehensive collection of Japanese art in Canada," and thousands of objects from this collection appear in this online database, along with a large collection of Chinese art and smaller collections of Korean and Vietnamese art. Excellent zoom feature for all objects.

Go to Museum Resource: http://collection.aggv.bc.ca/
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: http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/asian
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco: Online Collection
Currently featuring approximately 5,000 objects from the Asian Art Museum's collection of art from China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Himalayas, and West Asia. Search by keyword or by art type. All images enlarge and some have descriptions.

Go to Museum Resource: http://67.52.109.59/code/emuseum.asp
The British Museum: Collection Highlights
Select a country from the list to see objects and related content. More than 600 objects from East, South, and Southeast Asian countries are featured. Most objects have lengthy descriptions, and some objects offer links to more in-depth articles about a specific historical period or topic related to the object.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/place_index.aspx
The Cleveland Museum of Art: Asian Art Collection
Explore the CMA's online collection of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, and Southeast Asian art by department. There are nearly 5,000 objects online in these categories; currently more than 2,000 of these include images. Images enlarge and can be grouped into a personal collection that can be saved and shared.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.clevelandart.org/collections/collection%20online.aspx?type=refresh&s...
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution: The Collections
Featuring more than 5,000 objects from the Freer/Sackler's collection of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Southeast Asian, South Asian, and Himalayan art. All images enlarge, and many also have short descriptions. The Search Collections function finds objects by keyword or phrase. Users can also register and use the e|GALLERY tool to gather favorite objects from the collection into a gallery that can be shared with others.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.asia.si.edu/collections/default.htm
Harvard Art Museums: Collections Online
This database with advanced search options includes more than 15,000 images from the University's Arthur M. Sackler Museum, which includes art from China, Japan, Korea, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Images do not enlarge and include only label information.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/study-and-research/collectionsearch.dot
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