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Asian Art Resource

Prep to Year 10

The National Gallery of Victoria has collected art from the countries of Asia since 1862, one year after the gallery was established. The Asian collection represented in this resource includes paintings, woodblock prints, ceramics, screens, scrolls, costumes, textiles, puppetry and bronze sculptures from China, Japan, Korea, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Burma, Vietnam and Indonesia from 2400 BC to the twenty-first century.

This learning resource includes images of key works from the NGV’s Asian collection, with curatorial text and educational material ( including linguistic references)  that can be used to guide student inquiry, stimulate thinking and develop greater understanding of the artistic and cultural traditions of Asia.