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


16–17th century Indian; Nambiraja Temple Exterior Gopuram base: GajendramokshaThe 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.

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Collection information

Total size of collection* 12,186
Percentage of completion 100%
Search terms acsaa
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* Image totals should be regarded as an approximation until a given collection is 100% complete. Users should also bear in mind that the number of images available to them may vary from country to country, reflecting ARTstor’s approach to addressing an international copyright landscape that itself varies from country to country.

Last updated: August 6, 2012

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16–17th century Indian; Nambiraja Temple Exterior Gopuram base: Gajendramoksha

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