American Council for Southern Asian Art (ACSAA) Collection (University of Michigan)

Indian, Nambiraja Temple; Exterior; Gopuram base: Gajendramoksha, 16–17th century, Tirukkurunkudi India. Image © Asian Art Archives, University of Michigan

The University of Michigan, the American Council for Southern Asian Art (ACSAA), and Artstor have collaborated on the publication of approximately 22,000 images to the Digital Library.

The images originate from the University of Michigan slide distribution service's ACSAA Color Slide Project. Spanning nearly 3,000 years of Southern Asian culture, the Project has been the primary source of teaching images for the region’s art and architecture. From 1974 through 2006, the Project provided high quality color slides of the art and architecture of India and other South and Southeast Asian countries -- Nepal, Tibet, Burma, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. While the Project was discontinued in 2006, this collaboration ensures access to this rich body of material online.