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Exhibition Tutorials How to create an exhibit


You can create, change, or delete annotations in the Mirador viewer if you have the right permissions. To see an annotation's content, hover your mouse on the outline or symbol. Annotations are stored on a shared server (i.e. if you add an annotation and another user adds their own annotation, Mirador will display both of them). If you annotate an image/item and then embed it into a page, Mirador will display the annotations there too.

Try hovering over the annotations in our example below.

Early Map of Victoria

All annotations and the annotation toolbar are visible by default. The annotation toolbar is in the top-left corner of the viewer. To hide or show annotations, click the speech bubble.

We recommend working with annotations on an item page (go to Dashboard > Items > click on an item), although you can do it in any Mirador viewer. Only users with permissions to edit pages on a specific exhibit can edit annotations.


To create an annotation, click the shape or symbol you want to create it with. You can also change the border type, border colour (blue by default), or fill colour. For example, you can click on the rectangle icon and drag and release to create an annotation. A pop-up will appear where you can type in text, change the formatting, or insert images or links.


Image: editing an annotation in Mirador from "On Not Writing a Review about Mirador" by Joris van Zundert. (Published on the Digital Medievalist website.)

Click the save button and you're done! You can always edit or delete annotations later.

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