Open Search Artists

Open Search Artists is an RKD web service for software developers. Here you can find reliable biographical information on Dutch artists from the Middle Ages till the present day. The information has been made available on the basis of ODbL-BY (Open Database License – Attribution) and can be used for collection management systems, apps or web services to name a few.

See here the user manual with the available Search methods. (in Dutch)

Artists is used by other heritage institutes as an authorised name list (authority file) for indexing their own collections. See here for the Open Search in het CANAAN project (CreAtive Nodes in Amsterdam’s Artefact-actor Networks)

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