Open Cultural Data Hackathon 2017
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Swiss Heritage Data

This page contains a list of open heritage data from and/or about Switzerland. Feel free to add any further datasets that are in line with the OpenGLAM Principles.

New arrivals ⭐️

Datasets which include digital representations of objects (e.g. collections of photos) have been added to Open Knowledge's Open Collections Portal. – Have a look at our collection there for the 2016 hackathon.

We are already planning for the 2017 edition of the Swiss #openGLAM #GLAMhack event, it would be great to hear from institutions with new or shortly upcoming open cultural data releases. Please contact us to appear here.

Open data

With the exception of several sources under restricted licenses listed below, GLAM datasets for the hackathon are being published and promoted under the OpenGLAM CH organization on

Several sources have somewhat more restricted licensing terms, preventing their publication on, yet still represent very interesting datasets for OpenGLAM projects.

Images from the Zurich Central Library's Special Collections

Zentralbibliothek Zürich

Chamonix. Traversée de la Mer de Glace. Anonymous artist, public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

In 2013, the Zurich Central Library has made some 100 high resolution scans of single-leaf broadsheets, landscapes, portraits as well as cultural/historical material from its rich special collections available on Wikimedia Commons.

License: public domain (images)

Formats: TIFF / JPEG

Data: Wikimedia Commons


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