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Platsr

Platsr is a Swedish web site and community focusing on user-generated storytelling, where users can share their own stories and memories connected to places in Sweden. The service is used both by professional users (museums, institutions) and public users. Most of the storie ...

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BL Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts

The British Library holds a large collection of Illuminated Manuscripts, many of which are digitised and catalogued on their site. The [images from these manuscripts are available under a Public Domain](http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2013/08/get-ready-to-save-as-new-uploads ...

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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.

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Export of objects of cultural interest

This is a set of statistics released by the DCMS about the export of 'objects of cultural interest'.

Cultural Goods are

Certain cultural objects more than 50 years of age and valued above specified financial thres ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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British Museum object catalog

The British Museum was the first national public museum in the world - founded in 1753 - and remains one of the most famous museums in the World. Its collections contain over 8 million objects spanning the history of the world's cultures: from [carvings of reindeer from 13,0000BC](http://www.britis ...

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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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Swedish Open Cultural Heritage

Swedish Open Cultural Heritage (SOCH) is a metadata aggregator and web service for cultural heritage institutions in Sweden, and contains monuments, buildings, museum collections etc from the Paleolithic to the present day.

SOCH contains over 5 million database objects from around 40 heritage insti ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Digital NZ Search

DigitalNZ is an initiative with more than 140 partners, led by the National Library of New Zealand allowing search across 25 million digital items.

"Via the API you can submit a query to our search index and it will return information about the various NZ imag ...

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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 ...
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Victoria and Albert Museum collection

The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is the world's leading museum of art and design. Our aim is to enrich people’s lives by promoting knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the designed world.

The V&A has a vast collection of objects covering art, design and ...

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