The Australian Consortium on Asian art is a collegial body of academics, curators, researchers and artists working in Australia on diverse aspects of art in Asia. The Consortium was initiated in recognition and celebration of the central role Australian scholars and curators have played in the study, exhibition, collection and publication of Asian art. It intends to further consolidate ongoing research in the area, and to foster collaborations across institutions and disciplines. The consortium operates as a collegial group providing critical mass for research/creative practice in Asian art through organising meetings, symposia and conferences; developing applications for grants; liaising with colleagues nationally and internationally; advocating the need for continued research and teaching in the field; and strengthening Australia’s place as a destination of choice for postgraduate scholars wishing to work in the field. Dr Chaitanya Sambrani is the initiator and convenor of the Consortium. The Consortium is presenting its first major international conference, Moving Image Cultures in Asian Art, in 2016.