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, located in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh 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; antiquities from Allahabad District were housed here. The collection further grew with gifts and purchase of a variety of objects including archaeological materials, stone, bronze, wood and metal sculptures, paintings, terracotta, coins, decorative arts and textile. Moreover, collections on national leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Jawaharlal, and eminent literary figures such as 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.