The Museum’s 6 curatorial departments represent the dynamic range of the collection.

  • Archives There are 15 objects from this department which is about 0.01% of our online collection involving 26 people.
  • 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 107,261 objects from this department which is about 65.51% of our online collection involving 3,535 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 23,436 objects from this department which is about 14.31% of our online collection involving 3,247 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 25,081 objects from this department which is about 15.32% of our online collection involving 2,259 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 7,935 objects from this department which is about 4.85% of our online collection involving 1,046 people.
  • Digital There are 1 objects from this department involving 5 people.