American Institute of Indian Studies

Art & Archeology

The Center for Art & Archeology

One of two scholarly research centers supported by the American Institute for Indian Studies, the Center for Art & Archaeology (CA&A) is devoted to documenting India’s rich visual traditions.

Scholars from all over the world can find materials to support research on South Asian cultural history, including a wide range of easily accessible, high quality photographs of architecture, sculptures, paintings and museum collections.

In addition to its photo archive, CA&A supports a photo laboratory, a library, a digitization section and a drawing section. These resources have positioned the Center for Art & Archaeology as the nodal point for research scholars visiting India from the United States, particularly those visiting on an AIIS fellowship. Some projects, such as the highly acclaimed, comprehensive Encyclopaedia of Indian Temple Architecture, are so large they can be done only by teams commanding the vast research resources of the Center. It is increasingly important as a resource for art historians worldwide who incorporate Indian art into their teaching.

Contact Information:

The Center for Art & Archaeology

22, Sector-32, Institutional Area
Gurgaon-122 001 Haryana

Telephone: 91-124-2381424 or 91-124-2381536
Fax: 91-124-2380843


Contact: Dr. Vandana Sinha, Director (Academic)

Make a Gift

Make a Gift


For questions about gifts to AIIS, please contact Shivani Twells, Director of Advancement, at For all other inquiries contact

Contact AIIS

USA Email:
USA Phone: (773) 702-8638

India Email:
India Phone: 91-124-238 1424
or 91-124-238 1359

Get More Contact Info Here

Sign up for AIIS News and Events