MUSEUMS & INSTITUTIONS

An integral part of Asian Art in London is the promotion of key Asian art exhibitions held at museums and institutions throughout the year. Particularly at this time, when so many museums worldwide are closed to visitors, Asian Art in London is pleased to share a curated selection of online platforms showcasing digitised artworks, collections, talks, papers, and educational videos.

British Museum
This platform allows visitors to explore some of the most well-known objects in the collection in a brand new way, looking at how cultures and civilisations sat together over time.

A History of the World in 100 Objects – this ground-breaking series, made in conjunction with the Museum and BBC Radio 4, introduced listeners to 100 objects from the Museum’s collection, demonstrating one view of the world and how it has developed since the dawn of civilisation. The full series can be accessed here.

The National Gallery
Wherever you are in the world, take a Virtual Tour of the National Gallery.

Royal Academy of Arts
Find ways to explore the collections and exhibitions online, tips and tricks on how to keep creative, or blogs to get lost in a world of art history.

Tate Modern and Tate Britain
Tate online have an expansive collection of digitised papers, audio tapes and artists’ letters available to read and reference for free here.
Browse their extensive collection of digitised artworks online too.

Victoria & Albert Museum
From ancient Chinese ceramics to Alexander McQueen evening dresses, take an incredible journey through 5000 years of human creativity with the V&A’s online collections. Online Collections

The Courtauld Institute of Art
Tour the virtual gallery. You can still enjoy a (virtual) stroll through each room of the Gallery, as it was before it closed. Click Here

The Courtauld’s Collection includes 7,000 drawings and watercolours, 26,000 prints, and sculpture and decorative arts dating from Antiquity to the 20th century. Discover some of the highlights Click Here

The Courtauld YouTube channel includes films about our world-famous collection and talks about the history of art and conservation. This recent film explores the legacy of their founder, Samuel Courtauld, and his remarkable art collection. Click Here

Further Suggestions

Ascott House, Bedfordshire

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Asia House, London

Bristol Museum, Bristol

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Compton Verney, Warwickshire

Durham Museum, Durham

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Japan Society, London

National Palace Museum, Taiwan

Smithsonian Freer-Sackler, USA

The Oriental Ceramic Society, London

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