The Powerhouse Museum Collection API is a set of web services to allow programmatic access to the contents of the Museum's collection. This first release includes textual descriptions, physical, temporal, and spatial data as well as, where possible, thumbnail images.

The Powerhouse encourages creative use of the API and we also encourage you to request features that you feel are missing.

Take a look at the API documentation.

The API is being provided in addition to the simple downloadable datafile of the collection content in order to allow different types of use of our collection.

The API gives access to a much larger dataset as well as allowing structured queries to be made. As such content accessed through the API is under a CC-BY-NC licence. If you wish to use the API for explicitly commercial purposes you will need to contact the Powerhouse to negotiate a variance to the standard API Terms & Conditions.