Education About Asia: Online Archives

Web Gleanings: Asian Art

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Title: Asian Art Museum of San Francisco


This museum with one of the largest collections of Asian art (over 12,000 objects) presents highlights of its collection on-line. There are bronzes, ceramics and jade objects from China, manuscripts and sculpture from Southeast Asia, and works from India, Iran and Korea, as well. Click on the graphic image and there will be a descriptive article for each item.

Title: Pacific-Asia Museum


On this site one can explore some of the collections of this museum. In addition to the permanent collection and the current exhibitions, there is a virtual tour of China and pages created by elementary school students.

Title: the Freer Gallery and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery


These two branches of the Smithsonian Institution dedicated to Asian art have examples on-line from each of their current exhibitions and from their permanent collections. There are also special, more detailed, on-line exhibition materials such as one entitled Devi: The Great Goddess.