R client for museum metadata

Currently musemeta can get data from:

Other sources of museum metadata will be added…check back later & see issues.

Install

Get ckanr first, not on CRAN yet (I’ll get ckanr up to CRAN before this is on CRAN)

devtools::install_github("ropensci/ckanr")

Then install musemeta

devtools::install_github("ropensci/musemeta")
library("musemeta")

MET data

To get actual metadata for an object, you can use met() or scrapi_get() functions. The latter gets much more data, and uses a REST API, while the former scrapes the html directly, and can be more fragile with any changes in the html on the site.

Using the scrapi API

Note: the /random endpoint is down.

This is again, for The Metropolitan Museum of Art only

Get a specific object

Search for objects

Get an object, with a scrapi.org url

or an object id

CSTMC data

List changes

List datasets

Search for packages

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