Planning for V&A Collections API v2

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The V&A Collections API launched in 2009 with the development of the award winning Search the Collections website, now providing RESTful access to the V&A collections data  of over one million objects and over half a million images.

Following on from the re-developed main V&A website  we will also be updating the Collections API, adding new features to a second version and gradually retiring the first version.

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If you currently make use of the API, we’d be keen to hear from you about what you use the data for, and what you might like to see in a new version (contact r.palmer@vam.ac.uk)

We’d be particularly keen in hearing from anyone with an interest in using the following tools/methods to access the collections data & images :

More details to follow later in the year as the new API develops.

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Image: P-197, Screenprint on paper, Manfred Mohr, E.58-2008

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