The repositories of Indian antiquities all over the world have partnered with the CA & A to make their collections available in the VMIS. This section includes museum collections of such Partners in VMIS.
The American Council for Southern Asian Art (ASCAA) Digital Images were first distributed under the aegis of the ACSAA Color Slide Project, a non-profit initiative administered through the former Asian Art Archives of The University of Michigan that from 1974 through 2006 provided high quality original and duplicate 35 mm color slides of the art and architecture of India and greater South Asia, Southeast Asia and Indonesia, and the Himalayan regions to individuals and institutions for teaching and research purposes around the world.
The Allahabad Museum is one of the largest and leading museums of Indian Art in North India. It was initially set up in 1931 as a Municipal Museum and antiquities from Allahabad District of Uttar Pradesh found home in it. The collection further grew with gifts and purchases of variety of objects including archaeological materials, stone, bronze, wooden and metal sculptures, paintings, terracotta, coins, decorative arts and textile. Moreover, collections on freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Jawaharlal and literary figures like Sumitranandan Pant were also received as gift or acquired to make the collections rich and varied. Due to the wide spectrum and significance of its collections the Allahabad Museum was taken under auspices of the Government of India and declared a Central Government Museum.