How to Create Collections

Last Updated: Jul 30, 2019 10:43AM PDT
The default Browse view in Mukurtu CMS shows all digital heritage items on the site that a user has access to (based on the Cultural Protocols that they are a member of), in order of most recently created or edited. Users can search of browse from this view to find content.

To provide users with a more curated or guided experience, create Collections. Collections are groups of items selected by a user with the Curator role. Collections can have title, description, and a featured image, and the order in which items are displayed within a collection can be controlled by the Curator. Digital heritage items from across the site, and from many Cultural Protocols, can be included in one Collection, and users will only see those items they have access to (based on the Cultural Protocols that they are a member of).

Note: While access to individual digital heritage items within a Collection is managed by Cultural protocols, Collections themselves, their titles, descriptions, and featured images will all be publically visible.

To create a Collection, follow the +Collection button from the navigation menu.

Basic Tab

  • Collections must have a name, give the collection a descriptive name.
  • A 140 character summary will display on the Collections landing page (, give the collection a brief, descriptive summary.
  • The rich-text description field supports a longer description of the collection, and can include images, audio, and video.
  • The image will display on the Collections landing page, as well as above the description on the collection page.

Digital Heritage Items Tab
Use the Digital Heritage Items Tab to select which digital heritage items to add to the collection. Start typing the name of the item to include.

The drop-down menu will automatically populate with a list of items that match the entered text, select the appropriate item.

Click Add another item to add more items. Repeat as needed.

To rearrange the display order of digital heritage items in a collection, click on the cross symbol to the left of the item name, and drag to re-order.

Click Save when done.

Items can also be added to collections from the Edit Digital Heritage Item page. On the Relations, begin typing the name of the collection, and select the appropriate collection from the drop-down list.