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Victoria and Albert Museum
A collection of special features about Jainism. The V&A has "one of the most important permanent collections of Jain art in the UK," and there is truly a wealth of information on this website about Jainism. The first topic, JAIN ART & RELIGION, has 10 subtopics and provides an excellent overview of Jain art and history; the third topic, THE JAIN FAITH, has 8 subtopics and provides an excellent overview of Jainism today. There is also an EXPLORE THE STATUES section for an introduction to the iconography of Jain scculpture, plus a VIDEOS section with presentations of 8 objects, plus a special section on JAIN COMMUNITY VIEWS ON OBJECTS IN THE COLLECTION. Also an interactive game of "Snakes and Ladders" to teach students about Jain beliefs, and finally, a list of online resources and a bibliography. See also: About Jainism.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/j/jainism/
Mandalas, Polygons, and Symmetry
The Kennedy Center, ArtsEdge
Students will explore the mathematics behind mandalas, including but not limited to shapes and symmetry.

Go to Museum Resource: https://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lessons/grade-6-8/Mandalas_and_Po...
Peaceful Conquerors: Jain Manuscript Painting
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Online presentation of a 2009-2010 exhibition of medieval illustrated manuscripts commissioned by Jain patrons for donation to temple libraries. Also includes bronze sculptures of Jinas and ceremonial painted textiles. With images of 17 related artworks.

Go to Museum Resource: https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2009/jain-manuscript-painting
South Asian and Himalayas Art: Overview
National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution
The arts of South Asia and the Himalayas are closely intertwined with the subcontinent's many religious traditions. This region, which includes India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet, is the birthplace of three major religions: Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism. The Islamic kingdoms that were established in South Asia in the twelfth century brought new visual traditions to the subcontinent. Explore their past exhibits on South Asian and Himalayan art.

Go to Museum Resource: https://asia.si.edu/exhibitions/south-asian-and-himalayan-art/
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