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Open Data at the National Gallery

Our open data program is a natural extension of the National Gallery’s mission: to welcome all people to explore and experience art, creativity, and our shared humanity.

We aim to make as much data as possible available to as many people as possible, in support of research, teaching, and personal enrichment. We believe that increased access to factual data about works of art fuels knowledge, scholarship, and innovation, inspiring uses that transform the way we discover and understand the world of art.

You can download the dataset of factual art object information for the 130,000+ artworks and artists in our collection from Github. We release this data under a Creative Commons 0 (CC0) license. This means that you can download the full dataset free of charge, and without seeking our permission.

The dataset is published in CSV format and uses UTF-8 encoding, and is updated daily. Links and references to images and other media such as audio and video files are contained in the dataset, but the images and media files themselves are not included under this program. For more information about our open access images, see the Gallery's Open Access Policy.

Please consider attributing or citing the National Gallery of Art's Public Domain Collection Dataset when using this data for research purposes, but please don’t use the Gallery's logo or imply that the Gallery endorses your work without first getting our permission.

If you notice any wrong data in our public dataset, or have questions about the open data and open access programs, please contact us.

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