Catalogue snapshot

This dataset provides a daily snapshot of the catalogue that describes our museum and library collections. It should be used when you need to process the entire catalogue, for interactive search you should use the Catalogue API.

Downloads are line-delimited JSON, with each line providing one resource in the same serialisation format as the API.

As with the Catalogue API, there are currently two versions of the data:

  • v1, which only includes our image collections
  • v2 beta, which includes all of our collections

Note that v2 is currently in beta and under active development. We will make breaking changes during this period and intend to deprecate v1 soon after the release of v2.

V1 Downloads

Description Size Download
All works as JSON 22 MB works.json.gz

V2 Downloads

Description Size Download
All works as JSON 212 MB works.json.gz