general meeting 2024 Thursday, 30.05.2024 at 6 pm
in the museum in Dahlem/small lecture hall
Speaker: Dr Uta Schröder Behind the scenes II:
Guided tour through the depot of
the Museum of Asian Art in the Humboldt Forum

Date: Thursday, 26.09.2024
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What are the activities of the Society for Indo-Asian Art Berlin (GIAK) ?

The Society for Indo-Asian Art Berlin was founded on 24 April 1993 as a non-profit organisation.

The Society aims to disseminate, deepen and promote the knowledge and understanding of Indian art, which, according to scholarly opinion, also includes the art of South-East and Central Asia. It is therefore here after referred to as Indo-Asian art.

In particular, the GIAK supports the collection of South, South-East and Central Asian art at the Museum of Asian Art, which was founded on 4 December 2006. The museum combines the former Museum of Indian Art and the Museum of East Asian Art and is one of the Berlin State Museums…

The indo-asian journal

The Indo-Asian Journal (IAZ) is an art historical journal with scholarly contributions in German and English. It is edited by the Society for Indo-Asian Art Berlin. Since 2018 the IAZ is published by

EB-Verlag Berlin, Verlag für Wissenschaft und Praxis On the following pages you will find information on the authors of the journals, the style sheet for authors, the tables of contents of the individual issues of the IAZ and how to order the journal.

Events GIAK 2024

The Jour Fixe is a monthly lecture series for members of the Society for Indo-Asian Art Berlin, which takes place every last Thursday at 6 pm.
If you are interested, please contact us by e-mail: E-mail to GIAK .

Date: Thursday, 21 March 2024
Date: Thursday, 21 March 2024
Speaker: Professor Anucha Thirakanont Ph.D.

From Traditional Thai dress to Royal Thai Style Dresses

Meeting point: Klangwerkstatt of the Humboldt Forum (entrance via Schlüterhof), Schloßplatz, 10178 Berlin The Society for Indo-Asian Art Berlin and the Royal Thai Embassy in Berlin cordially invite you to join our lecture and display “From Traditional Thai Dress to Royal Thai Style Dresses” by Assistant Professor Anucha Thirakanont, Ph.D. Thammasat University, Bangkok. Professor Thirakanont’s upcoming lecture explores the historical journey and development of traditional Thai attire, dating back to the early seventh century. Renowned for its lively hues, elaborate designs, and cultural importance, traditional Thai clothing mirrors the nation's diverse history, various ethnicities, the impact of distinct regional cultures and last not least the country’s natural surroundings. This intrinsic connection between Thai attire and the natural world underlines the cultural value placed on the environment in Thai society. Therefore, the textiles received great attention as well as patronage by her Majesty Queen Sirikit, the Queen Mother, considered an icon of Thai fashion. Thus, the preservation and celebration of these traditional garments help showcase the rich tapestry of Thai identity and heritage. Due to limited seating, please register via email until March 15th at The event will be streamed online. The link will be published in due time at The lecture will be held in English.
Date: Thursday, 26 September 2024
Date: Thursday, 26 September 2024
Speaker: Dr. Uta Schröder

Behind the scenes II: Guided tour through the depot of the Museum of Asian Art in the Humboldt Forum

Meeting point: Humboldt Forum (prior registration by email to is required) The objects on display in the Humboldt Forum represent only a part of the impressive treasures of the Museum of Asian Art. The remaining valuable pieces are securely stored in depots designed as study collections. Dr Uta Schröder, the collection manager, will offer a rare glimpse into the depot during an exclusive guided tour at the Humboldt Forum. On this special occasion, participants will learn more about the background to the collections and the challenges involved in moving these cultural treasures from Dahlem to the Humboldt Forum. To register for this event, please email as the number of participants is limited due to the size of the depot.
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Become a member

As a member of the Society, you support Indo-Asian art and enjoy a number of privileges.

Lectures by eminent scholars and curators, followed by discussions, are regularly organised. Interdisciplinary events are held in collaboration with universities, museums, institutes, learned societies and associations.

Guided tours of the South, South-East and Central Asian art collections open up new perspectives on works of art in discussions with art historians, archaeologists and conservators.

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