Open data
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: To search the metadata, at least one of the parameters below must be added. For example 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.

For example:
Result with 50 search results per page:

  • pagina 1: &limit=50
  • pagina 2: &limit=50&offset=50
  • pagina 3: &limit=50&offset=100

A zip file can be downloaded at containing the rdf files with the metadata of all digital cultural content that fall under a free license.