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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.

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Explore our APIs

Introduction to Europeana APIs

The Europeana REST API allows you to build applications that use the wealth of our collections drawn from the major museums and galleries across Europe.

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SPARQL

The SPARQL API is different from the other Europeana APIs in that it allows you to explore connections between Europeana data and outside data sources, like VIAF, Iconclass, Getty Vocabularies (AAT), Geonames, Wikidata, and DBPedia.

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