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American Institute for Indian Studies (AIIS)

General information about the Institute, Mission statement, Fellowship programs and competitions, Advanced language programs competition, Research and training programs, Research centers, AIIS publications, Organizations and administration, Member institutions, Downloadable fellowship application materials.

American Council for Southern Asian Art (ACSAA)

A non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the study and awareness of the art of South and Southeast Asia and the Himalayan regions.

The Tibetan and Himalayan Library

The Tibetan and Himalayan Library (THL) is a publisher of websites, information services, and networking facilities relating to the Tibetan plateau and southern Himalayan regions. This resource is invaluable for a multidisciplinary study of Tibetan and Himalayan culture.

Himalayan Art Resources

Himalayan Art Resources (HAR) provides images of Himalayan and Tibetan style art for viewing from museum and private collections around the world, as an educational resource.

Rubin Museum of Art

The Rubin Museum of Art (RMA) is home to a comprehensive collection of art from the Himalayas and surrounding regions. Through changing exhibitions and an array of engaging public programs, RMA offers opportunities to explore the artistic legacy of the Himalayan region and to appreciate its place in the context of world cultures.

Japanese Buddhist Statuary: Gods, Goddesses, Shinto Kami, Creatures and Demons

As a policy, The Huntington Archive does not link to non-affiliated sites, however we feel that this is one of the most valuable resources on Japanese Buddhism and hope that you will find it informative and useful.

Japanese Architecture and Art Net Users System

JAANUS is the on-line Dictionary of Japanese Architectural and Art Historical Terminology compiled by Dr. Mary Neighbour Parent.

This dictionary contains approximately 8000 terms related to traditional Japanese architecture and gardens, painting, sculpture and art-historical iconography from approximately the 1st century A.D. to the end of the Edo period (1868). is dedicated to all aspects of Asian art. It is our ambition to offer a forum for scholars, museums and commercial galleries. We display highlights of exhibitions in public and private institutions and galleries; present new discoveries by scholars and connoisseurs; and, by providing space for private galleries to present their works, offer the visitor a selection of fine Asian art worldwide.

Sidney D. Gamble Photographs

From 1908 to 1932, Sidney Gamble visited China four times, traveling throughout the country to collect data for social-economic surveys and to photograph urban and rural life, public events, architecture, religious statuary, and the countryside.

The Gamble Collection at Duke University contains approximately 5000 photographs, primarily of China, from between 1917-1932.

Tibet Art Register (TAR): Buddhist Sculptures in Tibet

This website provides digital photographs of the 500 most important Buddhist sculptures in the collections of the Jokhang Tsuglagkhang temple and the Potala palace in Lhasa (PRC). These photographs were taken in Tibet between 1980 and 1997.

Digital photographs can be downloaded free of charge for personal use or for publication.

Nepal Art Register (NAR): Nepalese Stone Sculptures

This website provides digital photographs and detailed bibliographical references of Nepalese Buddhist and Hindu stone sculptures. The photographs were taken between 1965 and 2011. This website will soon provide digital photographs that can be downloaded free of charge for personal use or for publication.

The final website will include as much as 2000 stone sculptures.