The Archives of American Art and International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) 

By the Archives

May 16, 2018

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The Archives of American Art has contributed item-level highlights from its collections to the Smithsonian's International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Initiative. The project is being spearheaded by the Smithsonian's Digitization Program Office and will be showcased at the upcoming IIIF Conference in Washington, D.C. May 21–25. 

What is IIIF? 

The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) is a protocol for standardized image retrieval created by a community of the world’s leading research libraries, major national libraries and not-for-profit image repositories in an effort to collaboratively produce an interoperable technology and community framework for image delivery.


Explore the Archives' IIIF-enabled images using the Mirador Viewer (link opens in new window)
Read more about the IIIF Initiative at the Smithsonian (link opens in new window)
Learn more about the "Mirador" Viewer (link opens in new window)