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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Ackland Art Museum, UNC Chapel Hill: Asian Art
20 selections covering a range of time periods and media, from the Ackland Art Museum's Asian art collection. Images do not enlarge but all have short descriptions.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.ackland.org/art/collection/asian/index.html
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College: Asian Art Collection
Six selected works from the AMAM's Asian art collection: two Qing dynasty handscrolls (one landscape and one calligraphy); a pair of Qing imperial vases; an Edo/Meiji period document box; an Edo period woodblock print; and a hanging scroll from Republican Period China. All six works have in-depth descriptions.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.oberlin.edu/amam/AsianArt.htm
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
ArtsConnectEd
ArtsConnectEd provides access to the combined art collections, libraries, and archives of the Walker Art Center and The Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Search the Art Gallery, For Your Classroom, Library & Archives, and Playground sections for images, audio and video clips, lesson plans, and curriculum units, and more. ArtConnectEd is not focused specifically on Asia, but Asia-related content can be easily accessed through the keyword search function.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.artsconnected.org/
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
The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology: Eastern Art Collection
16 selections covering a range of time periods and media, from the Ashmolean's "Eastern Art" collection. Images do not enlarge but all have short descriptions.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.ashmolean.org/collections/highlights/?type=highlights&department=3
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