Think of Omeka as a museum exhibit focused on a specific topic. Users create, describe, and curate items according to a robust metadata standard called Dublin Core. These description fields can be customized to fit the needs of the particular exhibit being built.


Building an exhibit on Omeka requires selection, reflection, and ideally leads to the creation of a narrative that integrates the individual components into a meaningful whole. By leading visitors through a "guided tour" of contextualized artifacts, Omeka exhibits become vehicles for storytelling.