Many museums are currently providing online access to their collections. The state of the art research in the last decade shows that it is beneficial for institutions to provide their datasets as Linked Data in order to achieve easy cross-referencing, interlinking and integration. In this paper, we present the Rijksmuseum linked dataset (accessible at, along with collection and vocabulary statistics, as well as lessons learned from the process of converting the collection to Linked Data. The version of March 2016 contains over 350,000 objects, including detailed descriptions and high-quality images released under a public domain license.

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Semantic Web – Interoperability, Usability, Applicability
COMMIT: Socially Enriched Acces to Linked Cultural Media (P06)
Human-Centered Data Analytics

Dijkshoorn, C., Jongma, L., Aroyo, L., van Ossenbruggen, J., Schreiber, G., ter Weele, W., & Wielemaker, J. (2018). The Rijksmuseum collection as linked data. Semantic Web – Interoperability, Usability, Applicability, 9(2), 221–230. doi:10.3233/SW-170257