Museums Victoria collection¶
Museums Victoria provides access to its collection data through an API. No API key is required making it very easy to get started.
Tips, tools, and examples¶
A random item from Museums Victoria's collections!¶
The Museums Victoria API includes a random
sort option and a
hasimages parameter. Putting these together we can easily create a random collection image viewer.
Get a list of species records from the Museums Victoria collection¶
The Museums Victoria collection API accepts four
recordtype values: 'article', 'item', 'species', and 'specimen'. In this notebook we'll build a simple harvester to download all the 'species' records.
Find how many specimens of each species are in the Museums Victoria collection¶
In another notebook we harvested a list of species from the Museum of Victoria using their collection API and saved the results as a CSV file. Here we'll search for specimens matching each of the species and save the total number of records.
DOWNLOAD ALL THE ANTECHINUSES!¶
In another notebook we discovered there are 2,883 Antechinus specimens in the Museum of Victoria. Let's see how many pictures we can find of them.