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Spotlight Digital Exhibits

Setting up and curating your digital exhibit with Spotlight.

Creating a New Exhibit

Creating a New Exhibit

  1. Login to
  2. Click Create a New Exhibit.

digital exhibits homepage with create a new exhibit circled in red


  1. Creating the exhibit
    1. Enter a title for the exhibit. An editable URL slug will be automatically generated
    2. Click in URL slug box if you’d like to edit your slug
    3. Add tags. Be sure to use plurals for all tags (e.g. local histories, dogs, cats), as these act as keywords for searching the entire website for only digital exhibits.
    4. Click Save

Manage exhibits page with a next to title, b next to URL slug and c next to tag list


  1. You are sent to your exhibit’s dashboard, where you will find your navigation and configuration.

Locating Exhibit Dashboard

  1. Login to
  2. You will be taken to the exhibit homepage. Click on Your exhibits.

Digital exhibit homepage with your exhibits circled in red


  1. Thumbnails of your exhibits will show. Click on the exhibit you want to work on.

Thumbnails of digital exhibits on the 'your exhibits' tab


  1. You will be taken to your exhibit’s homepage. Click on your email address in the upper right-hand corner.

dropdown menu under with 'exhibit dashboard' circled in red


  1. Click Exhibit Dashboard.


Navigating Exhibit Dashboard

  1. Navigate to your Dashboard.
  2. Find the sidebar on the left-hand side of the screen. You will return to this sidebar throughout the setup process.

exhibit dashboard with sidebar circled in red


  1. Dashboard will bring you back to the dashboard from any page
  2. Analytics will take you to the analytics page. You can see analytics for your exhibit if the admin sets that up.
  3. Configuration contains pages to help you configure your exhibit. This portion is only visible to admins.
  4. Curation contains pages to add items, pages, and browse categories.
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