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).
ACSAA Symposium 2015: The 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. Many buildings – including stupas, monasteries, and temples – were damaged or destroyed. These structures and their contents represent the tangible cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley’s rich and long history and religious traditions, and much of it is now vulnerable to looting or further destruction. 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
2014 Bulletin now available for members: Our latest Bulletin (#74 - 2014) 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.
ACSAA Planning Committee Reports
Reports of ACSAA's planning committee are available for view here.
Report of the ACSAA Publications Committee
Report of the ACSAA Development Committee
Report of the ACSAA Symposium Committee
Report of the ACSAA Travel Grants Committee