Welcome to ACSAA

The American Council for Southern Asian Art (ACSAA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the study and awareness of the art of South and Southeast Asia and the Himalayan regions. In addition to periodic symposia, usually held every two years, ACSAA pursues these goals through various projects, including its annual bulletin, bibliographies, a color slide project, a microfiche archive and outreach materials. Since its incorporation in 1967, ACSAA has grown from its original fifteen members to an organization of some three hundred individuals and institutions. ACSAA is formally affiliated with the College Art Association (CAA) and the Association of Asian Studies (AAS).

The ACSAA Color Slide Project Becomes ACSAA Digital Images!
The ACSAA Color Slide Project is now ACSAA Digital Images. It is accessible for free and available as downloadable low-res images through the Virtual Museum of Images and Sounds. See the official announcement  issued by all three collaborating organizations October 15, 2015. The images can be found at http://vmis.in under the Center for Art and Archaeology, "Collections" category. It is divided into two groups within Monuments/Special Collections and Museums/Partner in VMIS.

ACSAA Symposium 2015The American Council for Southern Asian Art will hold its seventeenth biennial meeting at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 15-17, 2015.   For more information, to register for the symosium, and to view travel information, see the symposium website, by clicking here

Appeal for Nepal  The devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked Nepal on April 26 of this year led to widespread damage and destruction of the country’s rich artistic and architectural heritage. There is an urgent need for funds to stabilize the many damaged--but still precariously standing--monuments.   To help in the rebuilding and restoration efforts, ACSAA encourages donations to The Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust's Architectural Heritage Response Fund, at:  http://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/kvpt-nepal-earthquake-architectural-heritage-response-fund/344046  

The NEW BULLETIN is HERE!  2015 Bulletin now available for members: Our latest Bulletin (#75 - 2015) is now available!  After logging in, navigate to the Publications (Members) menu at left, click on Bulletin, and download the latest edition in pdf format. The Bulletin is only published on-line.

As always, the and Calls for Papers and Manuscripts pages are updated regularly with upcoming CFPs and conferences, the Jobs, Grants and Fellowships area is updated with current position announcements, and  the Museum/Gallery pages are updated regularly with upcoming exhibitions, shows, and museum talks. Please send announcements to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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