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SOAS Databases
  • All users on-campus; SOAS students and staff only off-campus

The most popular database for online journals, contains a number of journals and articles on Southeast Asia
On-campus use / Off-campus use

Bibliography of Asian Studies
For index of Western language monographs, journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, anthologies and Festschriften on all parts of Asia published since 1971
On-campus use / Off-campus use

General Resources

Art of Southeast Asia
A website with many original photographs, images of art and people of Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.

Includes images of traditional artefacts from across the Indonesian archipelago, Irian Jaya and Papua New Guinea.

Tudo Art contemporary Vietnamese fine arts
It is a website run by a private fine art gallery in South Vietnam. The site offers the list of contemporary Asian and Vietnamese fine arts artists and their paintings.

Fine Arts of VietNam
A collection of arts and crafts by contemporary Vietnamese artists.

Glimpse of Temples in Indonesia
Images and descriptions on temples in Central Java - Borobudur, Candi Mendut, Prambanan etc.

Memory of Majapahit
A collection of images and biographies relating to the former Javanese empire of Majapahit. Includes Temples of Majapahit.

National Archives of Singapore - serving to preserve and promote the history of this nation. Its primary function is the database of images, which is accessed via a search engine.

Online Burma/Myanmar Library
The Online Burma/Myanmar Library contains an index to full texts of individual documents about Burma on the Internet.

Image Collections

Ayeyarwady: Photos of Myanmar/Burma
Photos of Myanmar/Burma including Pagan and other architectural interest by a professional photographer, Goto Osami.

Historical Monuments of Vietnam
Colour photos of historical monuments and buildings in Vietnam.

Digitised collections of South East Asia

The Huntington Archive
The Digital collection, hosted by the Ohio State University, consists of over 40,000 photographs of art and architecture from throughout Asia including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka. The collection is especially useful for research and teaching of Buddhist and related arts.

South East Asian Images & Text
South East Asian Images & Text brings together, in digital form, two categories of primary and secondary resources: research and teaching materials collected by University of Wisconsin faculty and staff; and unique or valuable items related to these fields held by the University of Wisconsin Libraries.


Neka Art Museum, Bali
The Neka Art Museum, previously known as the Neka Museum, collects artworks by Balinese, other Indonesian, and overseas artists who have been inspired by the natural beauty, life, and culture of Bali.

Rama IX Art Museum, Bangkok
An online exhibition of Thai contemporary art and paintings. The site includes links to museums and galleries in Thailand and Thai artists, electronic art, and youth art.

National Museum Bangkok
The main branch museum of the National Museums in Thailand. The museum was established and opened in 1874 by King Rama V and it features exhibits of Thai art and history.

Bangkok Art & Culture Centre
A contemporary art centre in Bangkok, Thailand.

Singapore Art Museum
The Museum is to preserve and present the art histories and contemporary art practices of Singapore and the Southeast Asian region so as to facilitate visual arts education, exchange, research and development.