Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collections provides a REST-ish style application programming interface (API) for developers to use in their products and services. API requests are made by passing one or more query parameters to:

Please consult the API method documentation for complete details.

If you are not a developer

If you are not a developer and would like to try out the API then you should visit this page to create an access token for yourself.

If you are a developer

If you are a developer then you probably want to start by creating an API key. OAuth (version 2) access tokens are used to monitor and limit access to the API. Not all flavours of OAuth2 token-dancing are supported. Applications need to be configured with a fixed callback URL on the server-side and request access tokens by authenticating users using implicit grant tokens, aka section 4.2 of the OAuth2 specification. Please consult the OAuth2 How To page for details.