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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ARTstor
This Mellon Foundation initiative is a vast digital library of approximately 500,000 images covering art, architecture, and archaeology. Individuals must log on with an institutional subscription or as a walk-in user at participating public libraries. Read the FAQ section (under About ARTstor) for more information.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.artstor.org
 
Asian Historical Architecture
Excellent site with photographs and informative text about existing historical structures throughout Asia.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.orientalarchitecture.com
 
The British Library: Images Online
Thousands of images from the British Library's collection are available online here. Find Asia-specific images by typing in appropriate keyword(s) in the search box.

East Asia Collection Guides, South Asia Collection Guides, Southeast Asia Collection Guides, India Office Records, Early Indian Printed Books, British Library Treasures contains several items from the area, British Library: Visual Arts Collection.

Go to Museum Resource: https://www.bl.uk/catalogues-and-collections/digital-collections

 
Digital South Asia Library
This "global collaborative effort to make important and rare resources available to the international community" is a comprehensive library of digital resources on South Asia. Resources include images, maps, statistics, references, and indices, among others.

Go to Museum Resource: http://dsal.uchicago.edu/index.html
 
Oxford Art Online
A reference "gateway" that gives users access to content from The Dictionary of Art (1996, 34 vols.), The Oxford Companion to Western Art (2001), the Concise Dictionary of Art Terms, and Oxford's Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. A subscription is required, but library and institutional rates are available.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.oxfordartonline.com/public/
 
Virtual Collection of Masterpieces, Asia Europe Museum Network
This website features a large collection of "masterpieces" selected by more than 50 participating museums in the Asia Europe Museum Network. Objects from East, South, and Southeast Asia are well represented in this collection, with more than 200 objects from China currently featured. All images enlarge, and all objects have excellent descriptions.

Go to Museum Resource: http://masterpieces.asemus.museum/default.aspx
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