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Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwiliam Museum in Cambridge has a collection of antiquities, decorative applied arts, coins and medals, manuscripts and rate books, paintings, drawings and prints - including Rembrandt etchings and handwritten music by Handel.

The museum has released its collection data - object data, basic ...

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The CASE database (open version)

The CASE (Culture and Sport Evidence) database is "a unique and comprehensive resource for those working in culture and sport".

It currently holds over 12,000 studies from across the CASE sectors (sport, arts, heritage, museums, galleries, libraries and archives), undertaken internationally and wi ...

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Science Museum collections

Catalogue data for the collections of the Science Museum, National Railway Museum and National Media Museum.

The collections include objects relating to aeronautics, agriculture, astronomy, cinematography, medicine, materials, space, television, time measurement, transport and more. They range in s ...

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Dictionary of Art Sales

The Dictionnaire des ventes d'art faites en France et à l'étranger pendant les 18me & 19m siècles by Hippolyte Mireur is volume one of a 9 volume index of every artwork sold at auction between 1700-1900 in Europe.

It is pretty much the sole source of historical pricing data for art.

The versions ...

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The Public Domain Review

The Public Domain Review is a not-for-profit project working to make interesting and unusual out-of-copyright works available online.

M History Literature JSON PD
Government Art Collection

The Government Art Collection collects works of art to display in British Government buildings around the world, promoting British art and culture.

Data on works of art in the Collection includes artist, title, subject, location, provenance, description ...

M Art XML © OGL
Open Plaques

A community project to find and catalogue heritage plaques (known mainly as 'blue plaques' in the UK).

The data contains the full inscription on each plaque, as well as information about its location, colour and the organisation who erected it.

Full data dumps are avaiable in various formats, as w ...

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Theatricalia

Theatricalia is a database of theatre productions. Anyone can add a production to add to the thousands already present on the site. Being a database of productions, Theatricalia is necessarily also a database of people, plays, places, and parts, but all revolving around the productions in which thos ...

M Performance History CSV JSON RSS ODbL
Project Gutenberg ebooks

Project Gutenberg is one of the oldest open data projects on the web. Founded in 1971, it uses volunteers to transcribe out-of-copyright books and makes them available as text files to download.

There are now over 42,000 books in their collection, including classics like Shakespeare, Dickens and Ar ...

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Tate Collection Catalogue Data

Catalogue entries for the artworks held and the artists represented in the Tate Gallery collection and Tate Archive.

Artwork and Archive entries include

  • Artist(s)
  • Title
  • Date created
  • Reference number / Accession number
  • Medium description (e.g. Photograph)
  • Tate Website URL
  • Subject inde ...
M Art History CSV JSON CC0
Pepys' Diary

Daily entries from the 17th century diary of Samuel Pepys, republished as a blog and via RSS. A ten year labour of love from Phil Gyford.

The complete Diary had 3,434 entries and it has accumulated c.58,000 annotations from the site's community. Entries are cross referenced by characters and places ...

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ICOM Red Lists Database

The Red Lists classify the endangered categories of archaeological objects or works of art in the most vulnerable areas of the world, in order to prevent them from being sold or illegally exported.

Red Lists are NOT a list of actual stolen objects ...

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National Maritime Museum API

The National Maritime Museum is the world's largest maritime museum. It has an API that makes collection data and images available

The museum also contribute to the Flickr Commons at <http:/ ...

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Mechanical Curator's Cuttings

Mechanical Curator's Cuttings is a large (c. 500k) colletion of copyright free small illustrations and ornamentations, from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th Century books - curated by a robot.

The illustrations are derived semi-randomly, semi-thematically from digitised books in the British Libra ...

M Art Literature History JSON XML-RPC REST-API CC0