The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Collection
This research dataset contains 132,150 records, representing all of the works that have been accessioned into MoMA’s collection and cataloged in their database. It includes basic metadata for each work, including title, artist, date made, medium, dimensions, and date acquired by the Museum. Some of these records have incomplete information and are noted as “not Curator Approved.”
The Artists dataset contains 15,366 records, representing all the artists who have work in MoMA's collection and have been cataloged in our database. It includes basic metadata for each artist, including name, nationality, gender, birth year, death year, Wiki QID, and Getty ULAN ID.
At this time, both datasets are available in CSV format, encoded in UTF-8. While UTF-8 is the standard for multilingual character encodings, it is not correctly interpreted by Excel on a Mac. Users of Excel on a Mac can convert the UTF-8 to UTF-16 so the file can be imported correctly. The datasets are also available in JSON.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Open Access
The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides select datasets of information on more than 420,000 artworks in its Collection for unrestricted commercial and noncommercial use. To the extent possible under law, The Metropolitan Museum of Art has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this dataset using Creative Commons Zero. This work is published from: The United States Of America. You can also find the text of the CC Zero deed in the file LICENSE in this repository. These select datasets are now available for use in any media without permission or fee; they also include identifying data for artworks under copyright. The datasets support the search, use, and interaction with the Museum’s collection.
At this time, the datasets are available in CSV format, encoded in UTF-8. While UTF-8 is the standard for multilingual character encodings, it is not correctly interpreted by Excel on a Mac. Users of Excel on a Mac can convert the UTF-8 to UTF-16 so the file can be imported correctly.
The Tate Collection
The dataset in this repository was last updated in October 2014. Tate has no plans to resume updating this repository, but they are keeping it available for the time being in case this snapshot of the Tate collection is a useful tool for researchers and developers.
Here they present the metadata for around 70,000 artworks that Tate owns or jointly owns with the National Galleries of Scotland as part of ARTIST ROOMS. Metadata for around 3,500 associated artists is also included.
The metadata here is released under the Creative Commons Public Domain CC0 licence.
The collection data of the Carnegie Museum of Art
This release contains data on approximately 28,269 objects across all departments of the museum; fine arts, decorative arts, photography, contemporary art, and the Heinz Architectural Center.
Additionally, the metadata for the Teenie Harris Archive has been included. For ease of use, they are contained within their own files, but it includes approximately 59031 records using the same structure and format.
In this repository, you will find the files containing all of the records, as well as a description of the data, the data structure, and some guidelines on using the data. Please take a minute to familiarize yourself with the structure and guidelines below.
National Museum Sweden Wikidata Collection
The collection of the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm are largely accessible at Europeana. A part of this collection, data concerning some 4500 paintings, has been imported to Wikidata and linked to high-resolution, public domain images depicting the paintings as well as to the respective artists and articles. The Nationalmuseum here provides the LIDO-xml on which the original Wikidata import was based. The dataset included links to the images on Wikimedia Commons as well as to iiif resources on iiifhosting. The metadata includes artist, title, media- and dimension information and often information on the depicted persons. The information has been collected in the internal database of the Nationalmuseum and might be incomplete or erratic. Additional data or corrections are welcome. The dataset is reachable on Wikidata
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
With approximately 500,000 objects from 4,000 years of human history, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MKG) is one of Europe’s most important museums of art and design. The digitised and published parts of the collection are accessible online via MKG Collection Online since 2015: http://sammlungonline.mkg-hamburg.de/en
The website features more than 20,000 artworks and artifacts. The LIDO-XML dataset that is provided and updated here contains metadata of all the published records including links to the connected images, if available.
Yale Center for British Art - Collections Department
The YCBA has been sharing high-resolution images of its collection objects in the public domain since Yale University adopted its Open Access Policy in 2011 , and today about 71,000 such images are available for download free of charge, including for commercial usage.