Euro­peana is Europe’s dig­i­tal plat­form for cul­tur­al her­itage, pro­vid­ing online access to over 54 mil­lion digi­tised items (from books, pho­tos, and paint­ings to tele­vi­sion broad­casts and 3D objects) from over 3500 cul­tur­al insti­tu­tions across Europe in 31 lan­guages. 20.8m records allow free reuse. In Euro­peana Art, our ded­i­cat­ed the­mat­ic col­lec­tion for art and art his­to­ry, you can browse 1.4m objects, search by top­ic, artist, or colour, and explore spe­cial­ly curat­ed exhi­bi­tions.

You can access Europeana’s con­tent either by man­u­al down­load or via the Euro­peana APIs. We cur­rent­ly have four free-to-use APIs (acces­si­ble by a sim­ple reg­is­tra­tion process) and we encour­age you to reg­is­ter for your pre­ferred API keys before the Cod­ing Dür­er event. The REST API is our key resource and most used API. It enables users to fil­ter records by a wide vari­ety of meta­da­ta fields  — from the meta­da­ta sub­mit­ted by our data providers (e.g. date, cre­ator) to the tech­ni­cal meta­da­ta we extract from the linked media files (e.g. image size or video dura­tion) and the seman­tic enrich­ment from linked open vocab­u­lar­ies (e.g. enrich­ment for peri­od, loca­tion, events, or per­sons). The Euro­peana Linked Open Data ser­vice allows you to explore, access, and down­load meta­da­ta through the SPARQL end­point pro­vid­ed by Euro­peana. With the Euro­peana OAI-PMH ser­vice, users can har­vest the entire­ty or a selec­tion of, Euro­peana meta­da­ta. Final­ly, the Euro­peana Anno­ta­tions API allows users to gen­er­ate, update, and retrieve short descrip­tions for objects in our col­lec­tions. Users can access com­pre­hen­sive and reg­u­lar­ly updat­ed doc­u­men­ta­tion on Euro­peana Labs and find answers to your ques­tions on the Euro­peana API forum.

On Euro­peana Labs you can also find near­ly 90 the­mat­ic datasets con­tain­ing high qual­i­ty, open­ly licensed, and direct­ly acces­si­ble items on top­ics rang­ing from art, design, and archi­tec­ture to World War I. We also show­case reuse tools and exam­ples of games, apps, and oth­er cre­ations that use the Euro­peana API and con­tent. We hope to add inter­est­ing and inno­v­a­tive out­puts from Cod­ing Dür­er to this list!

Con­tact Nicole McNeil­ly if you have any ques­tions or talk to Dou­glas McCarthy, Euro­peana Art & Pho­tog­ra­phy Col­lec­tions Man­ag­er, at Cod­ing Dür­er in March.






Euro­peana Collections

Data descrip­tion (above)

Euro­peana Data Mod­el  (EDM)


http://​labs​.euro​peana​.eu, http://​www​.euro​peana​.eu/​p​o​r​t​a​l​/en