If you think APIs are just a way of integrating tools and apps, then think again. They can help us to work closer together in research, education and the creative industries than ever before. Now, APIs have the power to transform the world with culture.
Europeana APIs allow you to build applications that use the wealth of our collections drawn from the major museums and galleries across Europe. Their scope includes millions of cultural heritage items (from books and paintings to 3D objects and audiovisual material) that celebrate around 4,000 cultural institutions across Europe.
If you want to see an example of our API in action, then look no further than the Europeana website.
The Europeana REST API allows you to build applications that use the wealth of our collections drawn from the major museums and galleries across Europe. Find the API documentation about the Europeana REST API.
API documentation explaining how to use the SPARQL API. The SPARQL API allows you to explore connections between Europeana data and outside data sources, like VIAF, Iconclass, Getty Vocabularies (AAT), Geonames, Wikidata, and DBPedia.
Europeana empowers the cultural heritage sector in its digital transformation. We develop expertise, tools and policies to embrace digital change and encourage partnerships that foster innovation.
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