Museums with Asian Art Collections Online
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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...
 
Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum Collections
Type in a country name under ENTER KEYWORD(S) to find objects from throughout Asia. India is best represented, with more than 150 objects. Most objects fall into the metalwork, porcelain, and decorative arts category. Not every object has an image, but all have short descriptions.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.search.lsagmcollections.org.uk/engine/search/default.asp
 
Miho Museum: Asian Art Collection
Featuring hundreds of objects from the museum's collection of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, South Asian, and Southeast Asian art. Select the South Wing, North Wing, and Archive links on the Collections page to bring up floor plans of the museum's south and north wings. Select specific rooms on the plan to view artworks. The Archives section presents past displays. Many artworks have excellent descriptions.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.miho.or.jp/english/collect/collect.htm
 
National Museum of Korea
Featuring 100 highlights from the National Museum's collection, divided into following galleries: Archaeological, Historical, Fine Arts I & II, Asian Arts, and Donations. All objects have descriptions. Most of the 100 artworks are Korean, but selections in the Asian Arts Gallery and the Donations Gallery are from other parts of Asia.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.museum.go.kr/eng/collection/100highlights_main.jsp
 
National University of Singapore Museum
Selected works from the NUS Museum's three major collections: The Lee Kong Chian Collection of Chinese Art; The Ng Eng Teng Collection; and the South and Southeast Asian Art Collection. Currently more than 75 objects are featured on the website. The Chinese art collection includes ceramics, bronzes, paintings, and calligraphy. The South and Southeast Asian collection includes ceramics, paintings and drawings, sculptures and bronzes, and textiles. The Ng Eng Teng Collection showcases the work of Singaporean modern sculptor Ng Eng Teng. All objects have short descriptions.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.nus.edu.sg/museum/
 
Phoenix Art Museum Online Gallery: Asian Art
An interactive slideshow currently featuring more than 130 artworks from the Phoenix Art Museum's collection of art from China, Japan, India, the Himalayas, and Southeast Asia. This online collection cannot be searched or viewed by culture or medium, but the high-quality images all enlarge.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.phxart.org/slideshow/index.html#/COL/72157606187498905/
 
Princeton University Art Museum: Asian Art Collection
Featuring more than 70 artworks from the PUAM's collection, divided into five categories: China, Japan, Korea, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. The artworks in the China and Japan categories are further organized by historical period, and all categories and sub-categories have excellent introductory text, as well as a suggested bibliography for further reading. All images enlarge and include excellent descriptions.

Go to Museum Resource: http://etcweb.princeton.edu/asianart/index.jsp
 
Saint Louis Art Museum: Asian Art Collection
Featuring more than 100 objects from the museum's collection of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, South Asian, and Islamic art. All images enlarge; some have descriptions.

Go to Museum Resource: http://stlouis.art.museum/emuseum/code/emuseum.asp?emu_action=collection&collec...
 
The State Hermitage Museum: Oriental Art
Selected works from the Hermitage Museum's Oriental Art Collection, including art from India, Mongolia and Tibet, China, Japan, Thailand, and Central Asia, as well as Oriental Jewelry and art from the khanate of the "Golden Horde." Each section has introductory text and a selection of representative objects. Also use the Digital Collection link (top right) to search the online database for artworks from a specific country, region, or time period.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/html_En/03/hm3_5.html
 
Wolverhampton Arts and Museums: Asian Art Collection
Selected works from the museum's collection of Chinese, Japanese, and Indian decorative art dating from the 1500s to the early 1900s. Currently 80 objects are featured online; carved figurines -- including Japanese netsuke and okimono -- are especially well represented in the online collection. Every object has excellent descriptive text (select the "Information" tab to see descriptions), and most objects have multiple images showing different angles and details. All images enlarge and can be downloaded.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/collections/browse_collections/art/asian_dec...
 
World Digital Library
Developed by a team at the Library of Congress, with the support of UNESCO, the WDL "makes it possible to discover, study, and enjoy cultural treasures from around the world on one site, in a variety of ways. These cultural treasures include, but are not limited to, manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings. Items on the WDL may easily be browsed by place, time, topic, type of item, and contributing institution, or can be located by an open-ended search, in several languages. Special features include interactive geographic clusters, a timeline, advanced image-viewing and interpretive capabilities. Item-level descriptions and interviews with curators about featured items provide additional information." Currently includes more than 200 entries under East, Central and South, and Southeast Asia.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.wdl.org/en/
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