items/getinfo

Get the metadata for a specific item indicaded by item id.

Parameters

Parameter Type Default Restrictions Description
id (required) integer Unique identifier indicating which item to retrieve.
detail (optional) integer 1 min>=1, max<=3 Determines what level of detail to respond with. 1 being the briefest through to 3, the most verbose.

Example

For example this will retrieve an item with an id of 404914 and a detail level of 3.

http://museumvictoria.com.au/collections/api/v1/items/getinfo?id=404914&detail=3

The response will look something like this:

<item>
  <id>404914</id>
  <name>Printing Press - English Common Press, Fawkner, 1700s</name>
  <registrationNumber>ST 026747</registrationNumber>
  <url>...</url>
  <type>Object</type>
  <summary>The Melbourne Advertiser, the first Melbourne newspaper, ...</summary>
  <acquisitionMethod>Transfer</acquisitionMethod>
  <acquiredFrom>State Library of Victoria (SLV)</acquiredFrom>
  <primaryClassification>COMMUNICATIONS</primaryClassification>
  <secondaryClassification>Printing</secondaryClassification>
  <tertiaryClassification>printers</tertiaryClassification>
  <references>HUBBER, BRIAN. THE FAWKNER PRINTING PRESS ...</references>
  <physical>
    <comment>Measurements in reconfigured state. Meaurements taken by ...</comment>
    <dimensions>209 cm (Height), 92.00 cm (Width), 166 cm (Length)</dimensions>
  </physical>
  <location>
    <country>Australia</country>
    <id>2</id>
    <latitude>-37.8142510</latitude>
    <locality>Melbourne</locality>
    <longitude>144.9631690</longitude>
    <url>...</url>
  </location>
  <bibliographies>
    <bibliography>
      <pages>15 - 25</pages>
      <title>[Journal], The Fawkner printing press: a provenance study, Melbourne</title>
    </bibliography>
  </bibliographies>
  <associations>
    <association>
      <country>Australia</country>
      <date>1838</date>
      <locality>Melbourne</locality>
      <partyTitle>Mr. John Fawkner</partyTitle>
      <partyType>Person</partyType>
      <state>Victoria</state>
      <type>Past Owner or User</type>
    </association>
    <association>
      <date>1840</date>
      <partyTitle>James Harrison</partyTitle>
      <partyType>Person</partyType>
      <type>Past Owner or User</type>
    </association>
  </associations>
  <themes>
    <theme>
      <id>2621</id>
      <name>John Pascoe Fawkner, Businessman &amp; Melbourne Pioneer (1792-1869)</name>
      <url>...</url>
    </theme>
    <theme>
      <id>1323</id>
      <name>Letterpress Printing</name>
      <url>...</url>
    </theme>
    <theme>
      <id>2611</id>
      <name>Timeline of the Fawkner Press</name>
      <url>...</url>
    </theme>
    <theme>
      <id>2855</id>
      <name>Information &amp; Communication Collection</name>
      <url>...</url>
    </theme>
    <theme>
      <id>2861</id>
      <name>Public Life &amp; Institutions Collection</name>
      <url>...</url>
    </theme>
  </themes>
  <images>
    <image>
      <description>This image shows the Fawkner Press in an ...</description>
      <id>188775</id>
      <title>Photograph - Fawkner Printing Press, Incorrect Configuration</title>
    </image>
    <image>
      <description>This image shows the Fawkner Press in its ...</description>
      <id>228312</id>
      <title>Fawkner Printing Press, Correct Configuration</title>
    </image>
  </images>
  <comments>
    <comment>
      <date>2010-01-22T17:13:06</date>
      <madeByMuseum>false</madeByMuseum>
      <message>This is also the press that James Harrison ...</message>
      <name>chris schuetz</name>
    </comment>
    <comment>
      <date>2010-01-25T12:15:24</date>
      <madeByMuseum>true</madeByMuseum>
      <message>Thanks for pointing out that interesting info Chris ...</message>
      <name>Discovery Centre</name>
    </comment>
  </comments>
  <tags>
    <tag>
      <name>exhibitions melbourne intercolonial australasian 1866-1867</name>
      <url>...</url>
    </tag>
    <tag>
      <name>printing</name>
      <url>...</url>
    </tag>
    <tag>
      <name>printing equipment</name>
      <url>...</url>
    </tag>
    <tag>
      <name>printing presses</name>
      <url>...</url>
    </tag>
  </tags>
</item>

Errors

Code Message
1 Maintenance - Site is down for maintenance and will be back shortly.
2 ResourceNotFound - Item could not be found.
400 InvalidParameter - Request is either missing a required parameter or parameter is of an invalid type.
Yes No