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Locating Images

Museum websites are excellent sources for images. Search specific museum websites to locate collections for your project. You should also check Flickr and Artstor as many museums and cultural institutions are using these platforms to share images.

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Images for Religious Studies

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thangka depicting Bodhnath

The John C. and Susan L. Huntington Photographic Archive of Buddhist and Asian Art contains nearly 300,000 original slides and photographs – photographic documentation of art and architecture throughout Asia. Countries covered in the collection include India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar (Burma), China, and Japan. The documentation covers in situ works of art and architecture ranging from approximately 2500 B.C.E. to the present, as well as pieces found in most major Asian, European, and American museums. This broad, yet detailed collection contains predominantly Buddhist material, but also includes Hindu, Jain, and Islamic works as well. The most comprehensive collection of its kind, The Huntington Archive includes the largest photographic archive of Nepali art and architecture in the world and represents the only formal collection that photographically records the country's artistic heritage. Also available through ARTstor.

Image Credits: Thangka depicting Bodhnath, 18th Century, The John C. and Susan L. Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Related Art

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