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Mukurtu CMS Core Features

TK Labels

Mukurtu CMS makes it possible for you to share your digital cultural heritage using a set of innovative traditional knowledge (TK) labels. The TK labels recognize that large amounts of Indigenous materials are in the public domain, but may be missing information, or may in fact be misused. Traditional knowledge labels ask all new users of this special material to respect Indigenous protocols and to gather, create, and share responsibly and respectfully.

Cultural Protocols

Cultural protocols are the core of Mukurtu CMS. Protocols allow you to determine fine-grained levels of access to your digital heritage materials based on your community needs and values. Protocols make it possible to define a range of access levels for digital heritage objects and collections from completely open to strictly controlled and it is easy to change a protocol with just a few clicks. Protocols change with you.


Mukurtu CMS makes it possible for you to organize and curate digital heritage content into formal collections. Individual digital heritage items can be created out of multiple media items, each with their own descriptive and technical metadata. Create infinite viewing and sharing possibilities by selecting multiple digital heritage items and creating collections as new objects that can be selected and viewed just like single items.


Maintaining the integrity of your files and data is of the utmost importance. Mukurtu CMS Roundtrip feature allows for media and data collections to be brought into Mukurtu and exported again without risk of losing meaning or protocols. Read, enrich, enhance, or update the metadata inside of the CMS, and then export them again for use in other platforms with the original metadata intact. For the provenance-keepers out there, the exported files even pass an MD5 hash check!

Check out our latest features!


  • The Mukurtu Dictionary, first released in Mukurtu CMS 2.0.6, allows for rich, engaging word (and/or phrase) entries in an existing Mukurtu CMS site.
  • The dictionary uses a distinct metadata scheme from digital heritage items to best represent and display linguistic content.
  • Robust search and filter tools promote discovery.
  • The ability to embed audio, images, and video, and to connect dictionary entries with digital heritage items helps highlight language and support language learners.
  • Mukurtu CMS is Unicode UTF-8 compliant to best display as many languages as possible.

To learn more, see all our Mukurtu Dictionary support articles.

Mukurtu Moments

Educational materials for Mukurtu CMS

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Tutorials and Mukurtu Moments on our Support Page!