DepartmentsThis is how we're organized
The Museum’s five curatorial departments represent the dynamic range of the collection.
- Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design The department of Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design houses works on paper in the fields of architecture, decorative arts, gardens, interiors, jewelry, theater, industrial and graphic design, as well as fine arts. There are 117,847 objects from this department which is about 67.77% of our online collection involving 3,544 people.
- Product Design and Decorative Arts The Product Design and Decorative Arts department encompasses a broad range of decorative arts, industrial and contemporary designs objects including ceramics, furniture, metalwork, lighting, glass, jewelry, architectural elements and industrial design. There are 23,226 objects from this department which is about 13.36% of our online collection involving 3,126 people.
- Textiles The Textiles department represents the full spectrum of woven and non-woven techniques and a wide variety of printing and dyeing methods. There are 25,043 objects from this department which is about 14.40% of our online collection involving 2,190 people.
- Wallcoverings Our Wallcoverings department contains the largest and most varied collection of wallpaper in the United States—from hand-printed, bespoke designs to mass-produced décor and everything inbetween. There are 7,771 objects from this department which is about 4.47% of our online collection involving 1,036 people.
- Digital There's one object from this department involving 5 people.