LAK Gallery

LAK Gallery is an international gallery that displays limited edition contemporary pieces of art in furniture, ceramics, and sculpture.

The gallery's site will be live towards the end of 2021, but in the meantime we are sharing with you how their curators are managing content with Sanity as a Headless CMS.

If you're unfamiliar with what a Headless CMS is, here's a simple introduction.
LAK Gallery

A hub for all content

LAK Gallery's curators and editorial team use Sanity to upload pieces of art, create pages for each designer, and control the layout of certain pages.

Here's a snapshot of how the Sanity dashboard for LAK Gallery looks like when you open it.
Curating the content

Creating pages based on templates

At the design stage of the website, we created reusable page templates to ensure LAK Gallery's team could independently create pages (without the involvement of developers).

For example, we have page templates for art pieces, designers, and legal content.

In the snapshots below, under the Designers tab, the content team is able to edit designers' details or create a new designer page from scratch.
Curating the content

Bulk editing and uploading content

Considering how the gallery displays hundreds of pieces, editing piece by piece would be gruesome.

As a solution, we've added a functionality to take actions in bulk (e.g. bulk delete 100 pieces or bulk upload 500 images).

There is also a dedicated Media Library to add tags to images and filter by certain categories.
Curating the content
Media library Sanity
Edit media details
Arrange images on mobile

Controlling the layout of the page

Sanity is not limited to managing content. When coupled with the modular architecture we use, we can give content managers the ability to structure the layout of a page.

In the snapshot below, the curators are able to display a certain collection of pieces on the homepage and decide on the order by using drag-and-drop.
Curating the content

Next steps

The LAK Gallery team is happy with what Sanity has to offer and is independently managing the website without our involvement.

When the site goes live, we'll update this page with richer details and dive into how we've built a performant TypeScript + Next.js-based eCommerce from scratch, and explore other Sanity capabilities we've added (e.g. Live Preview, Social and SEO Preview).
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