Asian art provenance project
South Asia

The art of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka has always been central to the NGA collection.

Gallery researchers are now looking back through the collection of sculptures, textiles and paintings from South Asia to find out more about the ownership histories and documentation for these fine works of art, and ensure their collection was both legal and ethical. Information will be regularly updated.  

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