The National Gallery of Victoria has collected art from the countries of Asia since 1862. The Asian collection included in this resource spans paintings, woodblock prints, ceramics, screens, scrolls, costumes, textiles, puppetry and bronze sculptures from China, Japan, Korea, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Burma, Vietnam and Indonesia from 2400 BC to the twenty-first century.
DREAMSEA is s a program to preserve Southeast Asian manuscripts and their contents and aims to disclose the immense cultural treasures to the world. The main method used by DREAMSEA is to gather as much information as possible from Southeast Asian societies about the existence of manuscripts. After proper assessment and checking, a DREAMSEA team will digitise the manuscripts to save the literary heritage and safeguard cultural diversity without having to pay high financial costs. The digitised manuscripts will then be made fully and openly accessible online.
There are more than 2.000 manuscripts from Indonesia, Thailand, and Laos. You can trace every missions on the interactive map. Zoom in and out to point the locations, and click the marker to see the detailed informations. The identified manuscripts covered up to 27 languages, 18 scripts and various subject matters which contain very rich cultural diversity.
IIAS connects knowledge and people, contributing to a more integrated understanding of Asia today by focusing on relevant themes and issues together with scholars and practitioners throughout the world.
The Asian Art collection at NGA includes the collections Devotion; Nature; People; Time & Place; Treasure A Textiles; and Provenance Research. There are also wonderful collections of learning resources including Contemporary World: Indonesia; Inside out: new Chinese art; Picture Paradise: Asia-Pacific photography 1840s-1940s; and more.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Metropolitan Museum of Art collects, studies, conserves, and presents significant works of art across all times and cultures in order to connect people to creativity, knowledge, and ideas.
In the decade since it commenced, the Virtual Angkor project has evolved organically to encompass new technologies and approaches in an effort to present a comprehensive reconstruction of the city and its inhabitants. Virtual Angkor is a collaboration between archaeologists, historians and Virtual History specialists based in Australia, Cambodia and the United States. The project received the American Historical Association’s Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History in 2019 and the 2021 Digital Humanities and Multimedia Studies Prize from the Medieval Academy of America.
The Borobudur Temple Compound is one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world, and was built in the 8th and 9th centuries AD during the reign of the Syailendra Dynasty. The monument is located in the Kedu Valley, in the southern part of Central Java, at the centre of the island of Java, Indonesia. The main temple is a stupa built in three tiers around a hill which was a natural centre. The walls and balustrades are decorated with fine low reliefs illustrating the life and teachings of the Buddha. Around the circular platforms are 72 openwork stupas, each containing a statue of the Buddha.