Asian Art Newspaper – About Us

Here’s a little about us, and the newspaper. Launched in 1997, the newspaper’s goal is to offer a snapshot of what’s happening in the world of Asian and Islamic art. Our world is truly international – East Asian, Southeast Asian, South Asian and Himalayan arts. Each issue has coverage of the most important exhibitions, events, and auctions from around the globe.


News is important to us, as are the people who make the news. Every issue has an interview or profile with an artist or expert. We cover all the major international exhibitions, auctions, fairs and events to keep you up to date. Other sections include the performing arts, film, and literature to link the past with the present. Plus there is a dedicated page for the Islamic world: Islamic Arts Diary.

Special Guides During the Year

During the year we produce special guides that cover the main Asia weeks Β – New York and London – to help you discover where to go and what to see. EachΒ November issue we focus on the arts of Japan and in December publish an annual book reviews and survey of the year.

Asian Art Newspaper – In Every Issue

Features always cover a wide range of topics from exhibitions, travel, people and books. There are reviews of major exhibitions around the world, but we also take care to include the smaller, but no less important ones. Auctions, fairs, and gallery shows are found at the back of the issue.

Asian Art Newspaper – Our Two Quarterly Issues

June and December are quarterly issues, where we fill the newspaper with profiles and interviews. Here we speak to artists, curators, collectors, gallery owners, authors and conservationists. A travel section is also included in the quarterly issues, where we cover the Asian and Islamic worlds.

The Website

Our website updates monthly to offer you free articles from the current issue. And there are the archives, back issues, subscriptions and single issues to purchase online.

Social Media and the Interactive Digital Edition

Learn more about us. We are active on social media – so find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The interactive digital edition of the paper has exactly the same content as the print issue. It also has bonus content, such as embedded videos, links to exhibitions, catalogues and other pdfs.

Accessed via our link on the Home Page, you can read online, download each issue a pdf for your archives, or print. You can also access here all issues you have purchased. You can buy via the digital subscription in the store.

You can also purchase as an annual subscription or alongside the print edition. And we have institutional subscriptions available – contact us on

Asian Art Newspaper – Publishing Months

A year of reading Asian Art Newspaper gives you withΒ a different editorial focus every month. There are 8 issues a year: March, April, May and June (Summer Quarter). After the summer break (July and August), we publish September, October, November, and December (Winter Quarter).

To keep up to date, and to see what we are covering in each issue, look at the In Next Month section of the website.

Sarah Callaghan,Β Editor/Publisher