The MAP Academy

About The MAP Academy

The MAP Academy is a non-profit online resource that consists on an Encyclopedia of Art, Courses and Blog that encourage knowledge building and engagement with South Asian art. Its aim is to make art histories more accessible, based on the idea that doing so can have a positive social impact through broadening perspectives on humanity, heritage and culture. Visit The Map Academy for more.

From soft cotton fabrics and lustrous silks, to metallic embroidery and vibrant dyeing techniques, the Indian subcontinent’s regionally distinctive traditions are deeply reliant on local resources

Rooted in the soil of the earth: ...

Sculptures from the ancient region of Gandhara are notable for their expression of Buddhist faith and unique combination of stylistic influences.

Gandharan Sculpture