Our APIs

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 over 50 million cultural heritage items (from books and paintings to 3D objects and audiovisual material) that celebrate over 3,500 cultural institutions across Europe. 

If you want to see an example of our API in action, then look no further than our main website, Europeana Collections.

Explore our APIs

Europeana REST API

Europeana REST API

The Europeana REST API allows you to build applications that use the wealth of cultural heritage objects stored in the Europeana repository.

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Provider & Datasets API

Provider & Datasets API

This page describes the API calls that retrieve information about Europeana data providers and datasets that comprise the repository.

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Linked Open Data

Linked Open Data

Linked Open Data is a way of publishing structured data that allows metadata to be connected and enriched and links made between related resources.

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OAI-PMH Service

OAI-PMH Service

The Europeana OAI-PMH Service allows you to harvest metadata using Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH v2).

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Annotations API

Annotations API

The Annotations API allows you to create and retrieve user- and machine created annotations on Europeana objects or media.

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API Terms of Use

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