Museums and Heritage Antwerp follows the open data strategy of the City of Antwerp, making all digital cultural content that is not copyrighted freely accessible.
Reusing individual open data media files is easy. Each media file can be downloaded in different resolutions and formats. Metadata is available in RDF / XML, JSON and Turtle.
In addition to the individual use of files, it is also possible to access the media files automatically via the API: https://dams.antwerpen.be/api/lod-search. To search the metadata, at least one of the parameters below must be added. For example https://dams.antwerpen.be/api/lod-search?title=Antwerpen gives all results where the title field contains Antwerp. The result is an xml file containing the asset ID and metadata of the media file.
Some of the available parameters:
|search||Search all text fields. This parameter cannot be combined with other parameters|
|title||Search in the title field|
|description||Search in the description field|
|creator||Search in the maker field|
|identifier||Search in the identifier field (object number, brocade id, ...)|
|publisher||Search in the publisher field|
|tags||Search the tags|
|limit||Limit the number of search results (maximum = 200)|
|offset||displays the search results from a certain asset.|
Result with 50 search results per page:
A zip file can be downloaded at http://dams.antwerpen.be/lod/download containing the rdf files with the metadata of all digital cultural content that fall under a free license.