ACSAA Digital Images

ACSAA Digital Images (formerly ACSAA Color Slide Project) 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 under the Center for Art and Archaeology, “Collections” category. It is divided into two groups within Monuments/Special Collections and Museums/Partner in VMIS.

From 1974 through 2006, the ACSAA Color Slide Project was a non-profit initiative administered through Asian Art Archives of The University of Michigan  that provided high quality color slides of the art and architecture of India and greater  South Asia, Southeast Asia and Indonesia, and the Himalayan regions  to individuals and institutions for teaching and research purposes around the world. It was supported by foundations, institutions, and individuals.

Today, most of the ACSAA images are digitally available through ARTstor.

Low-resolution images (suitable for PowerPoint presentations), now known as the ACSAA Digital Images, are available for teaching and study purposes through the Virtual Museum of Images and Sounds, a new website of the Center for Art & Archaeology of the American Institute of Indian Studies, Gurgaon, India.  Users will need to register (free of charge) on the CA&A website in order to download images (also free of charge).

ACSAA is pleased that these new iterations of the ACSAA Color Slide Project maintain its original intentions while making it available on an even wider scale.

For publication-quality, high-resolution images, interested parties should contact the Visual Resources Collection (VRC) of The University of Michigan’s History of Art Department at