Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum (Bangkok University)

The Oriental Ceramic Society (OCS London)

The Oriental Ceramic Society of France (SFECO – Société Francaise d’Etude de la Céramique Orientale)

The Oriental Ceramic Society (Hong Kong)

The Oriental Ceramics Society of the Philippines (OCSP)

The Japan Society of Oriental Ceramic Studies

The Asian Arts Society of Australia (TAASA)

The Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art: Ceramics

The English Ceramic Circle (ECC)

The Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (IPPA)

If you read German or French, you may be interested in the CERAMICS CH site, whose image database CERAMICA CH was created to compile a national inventory of post-mediaeval and modern-era pottery (1500–1950) held in public collections throughout Switzerland. Google Translate can help you translate the text of this site but the database inventory is searchable only in French or German at present.

Southeast Asian Archaeology News blog:

A well-maintained and run newsblog started in 2006 by Dr. Noel Hidalgo Tan that tracks archaeology news in the region with links to the stories’ sources. Free subscription and an excellent way to keep abreast of new finds, programmes and studies.

Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia

Features the collections in the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery established by Louise Allison Cort with George Ashley Williams IV and David P. Rehfuss. six parts cover: An Introduction to the Collection, the Catalogue, Place, Time and Resources. Free access.

NUS (National University of Singapore) Museum

The roots of the NUS Museum can be traced back to the establishment in 1955 of the University Art Museum at the then University of Malaya. The Museum’s collection was introduced by its first curator, Michael Sullivan, as a teaching collection for the University more than 50 years ago. Today, with its diverse collection ranging from classical Chinese and Indian materials to modern and contemporary Southeast Asian art, the Museum remains an integral part of the National University of Singapore. Its excellent permanent ceramic collection covers the history of ceramics from Neolithic earthenware to modern porcelain and includes a study section.

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

The Hong Kong Maritime Museum currently holds over 300 ceramics from the 200s to 1900s CE. Its collection includes classic China Trade pieces as well as earlier ceramics. A beautiful museum well worth a visit for anyone interested in maritime history or science.

Pots and How they are Made in Southeast Asia

First in a series of five YouTube talks led by Professor John N. Miksic with guest speaker Dr. Leedom Lefferts and Louise Allison Cort (former curator, Asian Ceramics, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian institution). An excellent introduction.

The Museum of Underwater Archaeology (MUA)

The MUA is a non-profit organization incorporated in 2004, whose mission is to assist and promote the use of the Internet by ethical professional, student, and avocational underwater archaeologists. The site includes updates and news, including the proceedings from the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage held in Hong Kong December 2017 (with some very useful pdf’s).

Southeast Asian Archaeology

A fairly new website that introduces the sites and work of regional archaeologists

SPAFA Journals and Publications

The SPAFA Journal is the annual publication of the Southest Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SPAFA) in Bangkok, Thailand. It carries original research papers and multimedia articles on the archaeology, visual arts, performing arts, traditional arts (including ceramics), heritage conservation and cultural heritage of Southeast Asia. It is an Open Access journal and all articles are freely-accessible.

Wreckwatch Magazine

A fairly new publication founded in 2020 by Dr. Sean Kingsley, with excellent articles on shipwrecks worldwide. Issues to date have been theme-based, with the Autumn 2021 issue focused on Southeast Asia. Currently online with free access. Articles in the past have included such authors as John N. Miksic, Michael Flecker, Sean Kingsley ++. Features include bookshelf, news, decoding unidentified shipwreck artefacts, and more. (If you’re looking for wreck-related reads, check out their ‘Bookshelf’ feature.)

The Nautical Archaeology Digital Library

Focuses on European nautical archaeology, but with extensive articles as well on Dutch and Iberian shipwrecks.

Marine Archaeologists’ and collectors’ and other related websites:

Sten Sjøstrand (Nanhai Marine Archaeology):

Michael Flecker:

Frank Goddio :

Institut Européen d’Archéologie Sous-Marine (IEASM), established by Frank Goddio, and of which he is President

A SEACS member’s blog on his collection of SEA ceramics. Useful, well-organized text with photographs that will help new collectors.

The Maritime Archaeology Trust