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 Inc. are collaborating on the digitization and distribution through Artstor of approximately 12,000 high quality digital images from the University of Michigan slide distribution service's "ACSAA Color Slide Project." Spanning nearly 3,000 years of Southern Asian culture, the ACSAA Color Slide Project has been the primary source of teaching images in the field of Southern Asian art and architecture for thirty years. This collaboration will make this rich body of visual material and related scholarship available online and at high resolution for the first time. The audience for these materials will include not only art historians but also scholars, teachers, and students throughout the humanities and social sciences, who will value having the ability to access, browse, and make rich educational and scholarly uses of this unique corpus of images.

Through an additional collaboration with the University of Michigan, approximately 9,600 images from the Asian Art Photographic Distribution (AAPD) are also available in Artstor.