Search by: The simplest thing

Search for objects with a particular accession number. For example: accession_number=2008-30-1-a/k
Search for objects that have images (or not).
Search for objects matching terms across all the text fields. For example: query=red concert poster

Search by: The basics

Search for objects containing a particular color. Colors must be defined as valid hexidecimal color strings or as CSS color names For example: color=purple,#cccc99
Search for objects that were part of an exhibition, matching terms in the exhibition title. For example: exhibition=fashioning felt
Search for objects matching terms in the name of the country the object is from. For example: location=canada
Search for objects matching terms for the medium associated with an object. For example: medium=silk
Search for objects matching terms for the period associated with an object. For example: period=postmodern
Search for objects matching terms in one or more of the people associated with an object. For example: person=albers
Search for objects matching terms in one or more the roles associated with an object. For example: role=architect
Search for objects matching terms in the type associated with an object. For example: type=paper

Search by: Texts, long and short

Search for objects matching terms in an object's description field. For example: description=mew
Search for objects matching terms in an object's justification statement (why we acquired an object). For example: justification=robust
Search for objects matching terms in an object's title field. For example: title=kitten

Search by: Dates

Search for objects that were acquired in a given year. You can query for a range of years by passing two years separated by a hyphen, or by prefixing a year with one of the following: gt (greater-than), gte (greater-than-or-equal), lt (less-than), lte (less-than-of-equal) For example: year_acquired=gt1990
Search for objects that "ended" in a given year. You can query for a range of years by passing two years separated by a hyphen, or by prefixing a year with one of the following: gt (greater-than), gte (greater-than-or-equal), lt (less-than), lte (less-than-of-equal) For example: year_end=1952-1964
Search for objects that "started" in a given year. You can query for a range of years by passing two years separated by a hyphen, or by prefixing a year with one of the following: gt (greater-than), gte (greater-than-or-equal), lt (less-than), lte (less-than-of-equal) For example: year_start=lt1700

Search by: Unique identifiers

Search for objects belonging to a particular department, by department ID. For example: department_id=35347501
Search for objects that were part of an exhibition, by exhibition ID. For example: exhibition_id=35350897
Search for objects matching a specific medium, by medium ID For example: medium_id=35379439
Search for objects matching a specific period, by period ID. For example: period_id=35417101
Search for objects matching a specific person, by person ID. Multiple people can be queried by passing a comma-separated list of person IDs. For example: person_id=18050087
Search for objects matching a specific role, by role ID. Multiple roles can be queried by passing a comma-separated list of role IDs. For example: role_id=35236655
Search for objects matching a specific medium, by type ID. Multiple types can be queried by passing a comma-separated list of type IDs. For example: type_id=35237307
Search for objects matching a specific country, by Where on Earth (WOE) ID. Multiple countries can be queried by passing a comma-separated list of WOE IDs. For example: woe_id=23424863

Sort your search results

Faceting takes all of the results and groups them under useful headings. For example, group by all the distinct colors, or countries, and so on. You can either sort your search results OR facet by another field, but you cannot do both at the same time. If you choose to facet your results any sort parameter passed along will be ignored.