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Europeana APIs

The Europeana APIs provide access to all Europeana data. This course will teach you how to use them.


About this course

You can access all Europeana data using our APIs. This course provides an in-depth overview of the Europeana APIs, the differences between the various APIs, their features and how you can use them. We will demonstrate all this using our Swagger console.


  • Sign up to this course.
  • Headphones to listen to instruction videos if you are in a shared office space.
  • 1 - 2 hours of your time to complete the course, depending on how familiar you are with the subject matter.
  • A decent screen to complete the training. Smartphones are not recommended for this purpose.
  • You should be familiar with Cultural Heritage Data as it is offered on It will help if you know what Linked Open Data is, but if you need a quick introduction or refresher you can watch this video.
  • The introduction part of this course contains a glossary of technical terms used in the course.

Learning goals

After completing this course you will understand:

  • what an API is
  • why Europeana has several different APIs
  • what the differences between them are
  • how to use the Europeana APIs
  • how to get an API key
  • how to use the Swagger console to try out API requests
  • what options the different APIs have, and how to use them