Huntington Archive of Asian Art

Overview

thangka depicting Acala, 842-1206The John C. and Susan L. Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Related Art at Ohio State University contains nearly 300,000 color slides and black and white photographs of Asian art and architecture taken by art historians John and Susan Huntington over nearly three decades both in the field and in museums. Countries covered in the collection include India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, China, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, and Myanmar. Works photographed date from 3000 B.C. through the present. A large number of the photographs document monuments, architecture, and art works that have since been destroyed, stolen, lost, or modified.


Countries covered in the collection include India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, China, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, and Myanmar.


The Hungtingtons have selected, digitized and cataloged more than 12,000 images from this unique collection for inclusion in ARTstor. The resulting collection forms a basic, broad corpus of Asian art and architecture.

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Collection information

Total size of collection* 10,774
Percentage of completion 100%
Search terms "huntington archive"
Collection URL http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/huntington

* 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: April 28, 2010

Image Credits

thangka depicting Acala, 842-1206; Data From: The John C. and Susan L. Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Related Art, The Ohio State University

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