Australian Centre for Asian Art and Archaeology

The University of Sydney established the Australian Centre for Asian Art and Archaeology in July 2006 with the aim of fostering innovative teaching and research, and coordinating resources and activities, in the field of Asian Art and Archaeology. As well as covering the field of Modern Asian Art and Archaeology, the Centre also includes pre-modern art not previously covered in Australia - in particular, pre-modern Chinese.

The Centre is allied with research and teaching programs within the Faculty of Arts - Art History, Asian Studies, Archaeology, History, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Southeast Asian and Indian Subcontinental Studies; and other Faculties - Architecture, Education, Science and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

The Centre also cooperates widely with leading Asian and Australian institutions such as the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, The University of Tsukuba in Japan, The University of East Anglia, Norwich, the Authority for the Protection and Management of Ankgor and the Region of Siem Reap (APSARA) in Cambodia and the Ecole Francaise d'Extreme Orient in Siem Reap.

Past Angkor conferences include Angkor: Landscape, City and Temple and War Art in East Asia. The Centre has led to a number of ARC Grants and major publications in the field.