Finnish National Gallery Launches Open API

October 7, 2013 in Featured, News


The Finnish National Gallery has just launched its open API that enables developers to build third-party services with the Gallery’s metadata. The Gallery, which manages 36,000 artworks, has made all its metadata available under a CC-0 license all of which can be downloaded as a single data package. You can read more about the new open data release in Finnish here.

The news follows the recent release of a number of digitised works from the “Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland” collection now available from Wikimedia Commons.

Last year, the first Open Knowledge Festival was held in Helsinki, Finland with a stream of workshops and hackdays dedicated to open cultural data. Since then participants have established a Finnish chapter of OpenGLAM under the AvoinGLAM name with the express purpose of building greater awareness of the cultural commons in Finland.

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