Our Mission


Art of the Ancestors is a dynamic non-profit educational platform, exploring the artistic traditions of the peoples and civilizations of Island Southeast Asia. 

Founded by celebrated art expert and award-winning writer, Steven G. Alpert, this site offers a curated selection of essential works and masterpieces from the Malay Indonesian archipelago aggregated from the finest museum collections in the world. 

With a community-minded orientation, our in-house publication presents news, scholarly features, commentaries, interviews, and an array of valuable resources on the subject of art in insular Southeast Asia.

192_DMAIndo_DIG trans.jpg