The Brighton Royal Pavillion Museum has published a clean subset of its collection data, with images.
The files are taken from their collections of
- Archaeology (17 records)
- Costume (193 records)
- Craft (33 records)
- Decorative Art (1914)
- Fine Art (422)
- Local Photographs (1777)
- Natural Science (40)
- Toys (41)
Fields are Asset type, date created, description, ID, linked accession no, orientation, size
The data files are available to download from their site and includes zip files of images.
Used In Anger
Map the Museum uses some of this data, and also generates more open data and object images that are being released through that site.
New Cabinets for New Curiosities used the data sets to encourage hacks with the data as part of Brighton Digital Festival 2012
Artist Tom Hamilton created Wunderflies using the data, which won funding from the New Cabinets project.
The data is 3* open: CSV files to the Spectrum Standard. The image files are just over 1GB to download.
An example entry:
ID Category Object Name Common Name Producer Date Produced Collector Place Collected Date Collected Culture Materials Measurements Description Image ref. HA220004 Archaeology Polished Axe Neolithic Ernest H Willett Portslade, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom, Europe Flint Whole: 118 mm x 66 mm This is a Neolithic polished flint axe which was found re-used as part of a wall in Portslade, East Sussex. dmas_ha220004_d01_cc1024.jpg
Around 4.5k records.
CC0 for data so no restrictions. Images are Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs so you can use but not modify, and must credit The Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton & Hove.
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