O melhor buscador de coleções de museus

V&A Search the Collections

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Award Winning Search

Search the Collections Voted Best of the Web for Research

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The latest version of the V&A Search the Collections, was judged to Best of the Web in the research category at the international Museums and the Web conference in Denver in April 2010. Judges said the V&A had raised the bar for museum collection databases and congratulated the team on getting a mobile version and a crowd sourcing activity out so quickly.

Search the Collections now

Comprehensive search and advanced browse options

You can search over 1,000,000 records, and more than 140,000 images, giving you access to the data from the same object catalogue used by V&A curators which has been made publicly available and accessible directly to you over the web.  This means that when you researching objects in the Museum’s collections you have access to the entire database.

Search the Collections visual browse interface

The clear visual display presents you with a selection of images to choose from and you can continue to browse visually using images.

You can also choose to limit searches to only records with images or search comprehensively across the full database.

Within individual records you can browse across the collections to find other records related by material, place or name.

Mobile version of Search the Collections on an iPhone

Mobile search

There is a simplified, fast mobile version of Search the Collections for users of smart phones.  This allows the basic search functions and returns records optimised for mobile use.  This service launches automatically when accessed from a mobile phone and is not limited to any particluar make of phone

Support for developers and the semantic web

The service is based on an open API, which allows developers to access the data in code friendly outputs, using a simple set of operations for querying data.  If you are a developer and want to use data from Search the Collections, contact us.


You can help us to improve Search the Collections. There are over 140,000 images in the system.  These are cropped automatically and as a result some of them may not be the best view of the object to display. We are using crowdsourcing to help us find the best crops.

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