The Smithsonian Institution Open Access API provides access to metadata about objects in the vast Smithsonian museums and galleries collection. Get metadata for the objects (name, type, etc) also metrics about objects. Search by category or terms. Smithsonian Open Access enables users to share, and reuse millions of the Smithsonian's images. This includes images and data from across the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, 9 research centers, libraries, archives, and the National Zoo.