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Collection

The Asian Art Museum holds one of the most comprehensive collections of Asian art in the world.

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Find information and images for the museum's artworks in our extensive database. We've got more than 10,000 objects online, and we're always adding more.

Art Conservation

The Conservation Center brings science to art. By combining historical and scientific research with the detailed examination of art works, conservators can often discover new information about an artwork's origin, date and history. Explore our recent projects.

Our Masterworks

Discover some of the most important and beautiful works in our collection, and find out what makes them Masterworks.
Spanning cultures from Turkey to India and China to the Philippines through 6,000 years, the collection provides a panorama of Asian art and culture. Included are over 18,000 objects ranging from tiny jades to monumental sculptures. Superb paintings, porcelains, arms and armor, furniture, textiles, and bronzes are featured.

Many of the finest objects in the museum’s collection were donated by Chicago industrialist Avery Brundage in the 1960s. His generosity served as the impetus for the museum’s founding, and brought to San Francisco many celebrated art works such as a gilded bronze Buddha image dated 338—the oldest known dated Chinese Buddha in the world.