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.
They've made their collections catalogue available via a simple API.
The whole collection can be searched at http://collections.vam.ac.uk to get a taste of the content available. It currently contains 1.1m+ objects and 375k+ images.
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Other examples may turn up on the V&A Digital Media Blog
The RESTful API returns JSON, XML (in paginated format), and a JSONP wrapper.
Places have been geo-referenced but the data may contain anomalies.
Images can be called directly through the API at a variety of pre-cut sizes.
Over 1 million objects in the collection.
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