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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Asia Society: The Collection in Context
Featuring more than 200 artworks from the Asia Society's collection, divided into five categories: South Asia, Himalaya, Southeast Asia, China, Korea, and Japan. The artworks in each category are further grouped together by type, with introductory text for each grouping as well as for each object. The website also includes timelines, online guided tours (slide shows), and a Looking Deeper section with several online exhibitions on selected themes.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.asiasocietymuseum.org
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery: BMAGiC Online Database
The BMAGiC Online Database currently features more than 200 objects from Asia -- mostly China and Japan, with one object from Korea and 35 from India. Search by keyword or select the "browse the list of all collections" link to see Asia-related categories under the Antiquities, Applied Art, and Ethnography collections. All objects have descriptions and most objects have multiple images showing the object at various angles. All images enlarge.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.bmagic.org.uk/
Chester Beatty Library: East Asian and Islamic Collections Image Gallery
Selected works from the library's East Asian and Islamic Collections, which include works from China, Japan, Tibet, Mongolia, and South, Southeast, and West Asia. Images do not enlarge, but some have descriptions. Currently more than 120 objects are featured in the online gallery.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.cbl.ie/Image-Gallery.aspx
Denver Art Museum: Asian Art Collection
Selected works from the museum's collection of art from China, India, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, Tibet, and Nepal. Currently more than 80 objects are featured. Every object has descriptive text, and some have Rotate View and Zoom View options.

Go to Museum Resource: http://exhibits.denverartmuseum.org/asianart/collection_f.html
The Detroit Institute of Arts: Asian Art Collection
Browse important works from the DIA's collection of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, South and Southeast Asian Art, or use the SEARCH function in the sidebar to find objects from a particular time period or country. Currently more than 170 objects appear online under the Asian Art category. Thumbnail images from search results enlarge to Full View and Zoom View; the latter provides excellent close-up details of objects. Users can also select certain terms from an object's label information (such as Sculpture or Yuan Dynasty) to see all the objects in that particular category.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.dia.org/art/asia-and-islamic.aspx
Guimet, Musée National des Arts Asiatiques: The Collections
Featuring more than 90 objects from the Guimet's collection of Asian art. The collection is divided into the following categories: Afghanistan-Pakistan; Arts of Himalaya; Southeast Asia; Central Asia; China; Korea; India; Japan; Library Collections (featuring books and manuscripts); and Photographic Archives. Each category features around 10 objects (but the China category features 26), and all objects have full descriptions annotated with a glossary of related terms. The full glossary, which can be browsed separately, is quite extensive. Images are high-quality and enlarge to show a fair amount of detail.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.guimet.fr/-The-collections-
Honolulu Academy of Arts: Asian Collection
Selected works from the Academy's collection of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, and Southeast Asian art, including the James Michener Collection of Ukiyo-e prints. Currently 60 artworks are featured.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.honoluluacademy.org/cmshaa/academy/index.aspx?id=517
Kimbell Art Museum: Asian Art Collection
Featuring more than 100 objects from the museum's collection of Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Nepalese, Southeast Asian, and Tibetan art. All artworks have excellent descriptions. Users can also register and use the "My Gallery" feature to gather favorites in an online collection that can be saved for later viewing.

Go to Museum Resource: https://www.kimbellart.org/Collections/Collections.aspx?P=1&Focus=0&TypeID=68&s...
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