Collections: API

  • 1st Floor
    Arts of Africa, Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden
  • 2nd Floor
    Arts of Asia and the Islamic World
  • 3rd Floor
    Egyptian Art, European Paintings
  • 4th Floor
    Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
  • 5th Floor
    Luce Center for American Art

On View: Prairie on Fire

Prairie Fire takes the classic damsel-in-distress story line and transports it to the American West. Panicked horses and frantic riders race...

Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Hiroshige's 118 woodblock landscape and genre scenes of mid-nineteenth-century Tokyo, is one of the greatest achievements of Japanese art.

    On View: Not at Home

    The painting’s title may seem curious, especially since there is clearly someone in this comfortably furnished domestic interior. In t...


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    The OBJECT element represents a single piece of art.

    Note: If using cdwalite or dublincore format, the xml structure will reflect those specifications rather than the properties given below. See this page for details.

    Returned in the context of calls to, collection.getItem


    id (Required)
    The numeric ID for the object.
    uri (Required)
    A link to the item on the Brooklyn Museum Web site.
    type (Optional)
    In some contexts OBJECT elements will include a type attribute with value "object" to make the element type determinable in JSON responses.
    title (Optional)
    The title of the object, if available.
    accession_number (Optional)
    The accession number of the object.
    object_date (Optional)
    A string representation of the object date if available. The format of this field varies wildly. Use object_date_begin and object_date_end for specific comparable values.
    object_date_begin (Optional)
    An integer representing the the first year the object may have been created. B.C.E. years represented as negative numbers.
    object_date_end (Optional)
    An integer representing the the last year the object may have been created. B.C.E. years represented as negative numbers.
    medium (Optional)
    The object medium, if available.
    label (Optional)
    The official object label if available - as displayed in the museum. May contain minimal HTML.
    signed (Optional)
    Information about signatures found on the piece, if any.
    inscribed (Optional)
    Information about inscriptions found on the piece, if any.
    credit_line (Optional)
    Information about whom should be credited for the acquisition, if any.
    classification (Optional)
    The category of the object.
    collection (Optional)
    The name of the Brooklyn Museum collection responsible for the object (e.g., "Asian Art")
    location (Optional)
    If the object is on view, this attribute will give the museum location (e.g., "Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th floor")
    description (Optional)
    The catalog description of the element. Note that when the label attribute is available it generally contains a more polished description of the object.
    dimensions (Optional)
    The object dimensions as a string (e.g. "32 1/2 x 33 x 35 in. (82.6 x 83.8 x 88.9 cm)").
    rightstype (Optional)
    The name of the rights type for this object. For the complete list of available rights types (and full explanations of their consequences) see collection.getRightsTypes. Note that objects with rightstype "copyright_artist_or_artists_estate" may include an additional "copyright" attribute giving the specific copyright line.
    copyright (Optional)
    Works under copyright (i.e. works with rightstype "copyright_artist_or_artists_estate") may include this attribute, which gives the specific copyright applied to the work.
    rank (Optional)
    In many contexts where an OBJECT element has many siblings (e.g., calls to, the rank attribute can be used to determine relative order for the current sort (see sort_field and sort_direction parameters).

    Sub Elements

    IMAGES (Optional)
    Max 1 Occurence
    ARTISTS (Optional)
    Max 1 Occurence
    GEOLOCATIONS (Optional)
    Max 1 Occurence

    Parent Elements