East Asian Art Resources: Finding images

Basic English-language resources for researching Chinese, Japanese, and Korean art

KU image gateway

News images

General information

Images may be found in a variety of formats on publicly accessible web sites. Copyright restrictions may apply to these images, and the web master of a given site may need to be consulted when images are used.  Many large and small museums have excellent web sites which display images from their collections as well as information about the images and contacts for more assistance. The library also has many lavishly illustrated books and journals that are available for research.

Images of Asian Art & Architecture

Specialized museums with large collections of Asian art are an excellent source of images. Here are a few examples:

Art images

Image copyright