[Formerly known as The Ruth and Sherman Lee Institute for Japanese Art Collection]
View over 1,000 images: among the highlights are Buddhist paintings and sculptures from the 13th and 14th centuries; Edo period (1615-1868) paintings of various schools and celebrated masters; the single greatest resource collection of Nanga material in the world; and collections of modern and contemporary bamboo art and ceramics, the latter featuring numerous porcelain sculptures representing the career of Fukami Sueharu (1947-).
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View the Guide to the Ruth and Sherman Lee Institute for Japanese Art Collection (Online Archive of California)
The UC Merced Library received a National Leadership Grant for Museum and Library Collaboration in 2002 from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to digitize the Lee Institute's collection. While the grant was completed in December 2006, the two institutions continue to partner to add to the digital collection.