Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt releases Dataset to broaden access to Online Collection

artwork: David A. Carter - One Red Dot: A Pop-up Book Design For Children Of All Ages - Credit : New York: Little Simon, 2004 Courtesy of The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

NEW YORK, NY.- The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum today announced the release of its collection dataset, which will broaden access and allow for increased analysis of the museum’s object holdings. Basic museum data for more than 60 percent of the collection (more than 120,000 records) is now available as a single downloadable file at This open data release is the first of its kind for the Smithsonian Institution. “Following the lead of NYC’s Open Data and in driving transparency and access, Cooper-Hewitt’s data release connects to a philosophy of publicly shared information, collaboration and inclusive participation,” said museum director Bill Moggridge.