The Data Hub is the Open Knowledge Foundation’s directory of datasets. It’s a great resource for art history, especially in the Digital Humanities. Over the last few years more and more art and art history-related datasets and APIs have been listed: sets of images, geodata for public art, museum collection metadata, and databases of facts about all of art history.
A good way to get started with the Data Hub is to search for items mentioning “art”:
This will list every resource that mentions art in its description.
Not every item listed on the Data Hub is free and open, you can tell which are by the “Open Knowledge” tag next to them. If you see an item that isn’t and you’d like to help make it free and open, you can ask about it using isitopendata.org .
If you know of any resources that should be added to the Data Hub, it’s easy to register and add it, or let us know about it in the comments here. And if you know of anyone making good use of any of the data or APIs listed at the Data Hub let us know, we’d love to hear about it!