Walters Art Museum Collections API
The Walters Art Museum is pleased to an application program interface (API). The API allows for internet developers and software programmers to query data from the museum, whose online repository contains more than 10,000 digital records of art and artifacts from the museum's collection. The records include information about the artworks as well as digital images. The museum created the API so developers and programmers can more easily create their own applications that feature the museum's data and images. The data and images are made available to the public under a CC0 license that facilitates reuse, even for commercial purposes. The API was produced in partnership with Cheshire Software Solutions.
Detailed documentation is available on GitHub.
Getting Started with the API
- Create an account
- Start here.
- Get an Api Token
- You'll need this key to run calls against the API. Once you log in with your account, click the Account link to view, maintain or regenerate your API key.
- Go to the sandbox to play sample requests against the api.
- Click here.
- Review the documentation
- Review the API documentation, and find a forum to discuss any issues with the API, on GitHub
We hope you're able to use data about the museum's collection for enjoyment, discovery, and learning.