The Asian art collection, which begun in 1904, represents art from across the region, with focuses on the pre-modern art of Japan, Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East. The collection includes stone, wood and bronze sculpture, ceramics, textiles, paintings and decorative arts such as lacquer ware. Our dedicated Asian galleries include Australia’s only permanent display of Islamic art. Highlights of the contemporary Asian art collection include a series of textiles by Indonesian artist Eko Nugroho.
AGSA's historical Islamic Art collection is strengthened with this acquisition of Moroccan doors.
The acquisition of the portrait of Akbar the Great is shared by James Bennett.