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Resources Organized by Time Period: 1750-1919



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Laufer China Expedition (1901-1904)
American Museum of Natural History
Featuring more than 6,500 objects from China and Tibet, acquired between 1901 and 1904 during the Jacob H. Schiff expedition to China led by sinologist Berthold Laufer… exploring the history and culture of a sophisticated people that had not yet experienced the industrial transformation… The collection includes "objects used in daily life, agriculture, folk religion, medicine, and in the practice of such crafts as printing, bookbinding, carpentry, enamelware, ceramics, and laquerware. [Laufer] also collected antique bronzes and Han Dynasty ceramics[, and his] interest in the theater led him to make the most extensive collection of Chinese puppets in North America including shadow puppets, rod puppets, and glove puppets in several regional styles, and to record performances on wax cylinders. The collection also includes costumes, musical instruments, and stilts for the Yang Ko folk drama."

Go to Museum Resource: https://anthro.amnh.org/laufer_collection
 
Timeline of Art History: Himalayan Region, 1600–1800 A.D.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"The title of Dalai Lama is first bestowed on Sonam Gyatso (1543–1588), the third hierarch of the Gelukpa school of Tibetan Buddhism, by the Mongolian prince Altan Khan, a descendent of the great Genghis Khan, in the sixteenth century." With a period overview, list of key events, and 2 related artworks. Also has links to timelines of South and Southeast Asia during this time.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ht/?period=09®ion=ssh
 
Timeline of Art History: South Asia and the Himalayan Region, 1800–1900 A.D.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"Established as a commercial interest in the seventeenth century, the British East India Company has become a military force by the nineteenth. A 1799 victory over Tipu Sultan of Mysore (r. 1782–99) propels further conquests in this period, and the company expands its control into Sind, Punjab, Oudh, and Burma." With a period overview, list of key events, and 9 related artworks. Also has links to an abridged list of Islamic rulers and a timeline of Southeast Asia during this time, plus additional information about the art of the Mughal dynasty.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ht/?period=10®ion=ssa
 
Timeline of Art History: South Asia and the Himalayan Region, 1900 A.D.–present
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"India struggles for independence from colonial British rule through the early twentieth century, finally gaining its freedom in 1947. At this time, it is decided that a separate Muslim nation will be formed in the areas with the greatest Muslim populations." With a period overview, list of key events, and 7 related artworks. Also has links to an abridged list of Islamic rulers and timelines of Central and North Asia, China, and Southeast Asia during this time.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ht/?period=11®ion=ssa
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