East Asia Collections

The Sabinet African Archives portal currently offers an index to collections within academic institutions of South Africa. We are busy expanding this index. Sabinet also offers a hosting and digitisation solution to online collection holders to make it more discoverable to researchers globally.

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Asian Art


Collections of Chinese ceramics, Indian miniatures and Japanese prints were established by Eleanor Lorimer, the first Director, in acknowledgment of the Chinese and Indian communities in Port Elizabeth

Van Tilburg Collection


The Van Tilburg Collection is a permanent museum that comprises 17th and 18th century furniture, paintings, Delft ceramics and other works of art, and includes the largest South African collection…

Institute of Soviet Studies Collection


The collection consists of documents regarding the Institute of Soviet Studies, Stellenbosch University. The collection contains reports ; correspondence ; newspaper clippings ; minutes ; annual reports ; finance matters…

East Asia Collection


The "Mossop Chinese Collection" is a small collection of just over 100 items, consisting mainly of books about China and other East Asian countries