East Asian art and film Collections

Chinese, Japanese and Korean art materials
The Library is fortunate to receive a portion of the bequest of Dr. M. J. Morrissey to purchase materials on East Asian art. The memorial fund is in honour of Arthur Lindsay Sadler, Professor of Oriental Studies at the University of Sydney, 1922-1947. The bequest enables the Library to purchase many expensive art materials each year. The East Asian Collection holds many unique and rare Chinese, Japanese and Korean art materials.

Japanese art catalogues
The Library is one of the three depository libraries in the world to have received Japanese art catalogues from the Japan Association for Cultural Exchange (1994-2004), and from the new Japan National Art Center, Tokyo, from 2005 onwards. An author search using "JAC project" in the library catalogue will find all the Japanese art catalogues held in the library.

The Library has a significant collection of Chinese, Japanese and Korean films. From 2006, the Library is also adding Chinese TV drama series to its collection to support the teaching and research programs in the University.

Korean film materials
University of Sydney library is one of the libraries that receives the Hub-library Support Program for Korean Film Studies from the Korean Film Council since 2007. The library now holds many Korean DVDs and film related books.