With an Assist From Google, the Met Will Make More Than 406,000 Digital Images of Art Publicly Available
The museum continues to expand its ambitious open access program.
Henri Neuendorf, October 26, 2018
As part of its mission to make art as accessible as possible, the Met has announced the launch of its own API, or application program interface, in an effort to expand the open access program it established in 2017.
Under the new initiative, the Met Collection API will allow third parties to integrate more than 406,000 digital images and the data of 205,000 objects from its vast collection into their websites, making the digital assets publicly available for unrestricted use under a Creative Commons Zero license.
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