Identifiers are used in Filtering to restrict results to those that exactly match the identifier passed. Many of these identifiers come from standard vocabularies such as Getty aiding re-use of queries across different cultural heritage collections.
We refer to Getty identifiers in a shorthand format, removing the leading 3 and any zeroes following it and prepending it with AAT. For example: Plastic -> 3000134570 - > AAT134570
You can also use the form as given by Getty.
All other identifiers are local to the V&A and have the following prefixes:
THES - All controlled vocabularies
x - All controlled vocabularies
N/AUTH/C/A/U - Person/People/Organisation only
Below are some common identifiers to aid in starting filtering results.
AAT54225 - Photography
AAT53271 - Lithography
St Ives - x29411
Paris - x29068
Sydney - x37347
Rome - x29106
Cape Town - x38584
Tokyo - x32204
New York - x29030
Lima - THES270687
Amsterdam - x28722
Moscow - x32457
Julia Margeret Cameron
William De Morgan