There are 16,198 different media represented in our online collection (covering about 37.47% of all our objects) and this is page 1 of 463.

Media (or medium) describes the materials used in the creation of a work. The specificity of terms used often reflects when the object was collected and in what curatorial department the object resides.

Different curatorial departments use descriptive terms in different ways. Over time, this creates tremendous diversity in the vocabulary that appears in collection records. We are currently working to reconcile these differences.

  • cotton

    There are 3,514 objects made with this medium which is about 1.63% of our online collection.

  • silk

    There are 3,299 objects made with this medium which is about 1.53% of our online collection.

  • linen

    There are 2,389 objects made with this medium which is about 1.11% of our online collection.

  • silver

    There are 2,241 objects made with this medium which is about 1.04% of our online collection.

  • tin-glazed earthenware, underglaze

    There are 2,000 objects made with this medium which is about 0.93% of our online collection.

  • machine-printed

    There are 1,967 objects made with this medium which is about 0.91% of our online collection.

  • glass

    There are 1,731 objects made with this medium which is about 0.80% of our online collection.

  • linen, s-spun wool

    There are 1,644 objects made with this medium which is about 0.76% of our online collection.

  • machine-printed on paper

    There are 921 objects made with this medium which is about 0.43% of our online collection.

  • pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash

    There are 822 objects made with this medium which is about 0.38% of our online collection.

  • printed

    There are 806 objects made with this medium which is about 0.37% of our online collection.

  • wood

    There are 709 objects made with this medium which is about 0.33% of our online collection.

  • block-printed

    There are 691 objects made with this medium which is about 0.32% of our online collection.

  • glazed earthenware

    There are 656 objects made with this medium which is about 0.30% of our online collection.

  • graphite on tracing paper

    There are 558 objects made with this medium which is about 0.26% of our online collection.

  • porcelain

    There are 513 objects made with this medium which is about 0.24% of our online collection.

  • graphite support: tracing paper

    There are 510 objects made with this medium which is about 0.24% of our online collection.

  • paper

    There are 467 objects made with this medium which is about 0.22% of our online collection.

  • lithograph on paper

    There are 460 objects made with this medium which is about 0.21% of our online collection.

  • gouache on paper

    There are 424 objects made with this medium which is about 0.20% of our online collection.

  • block-printed on paper

    There are 421 objects made with this medium which is about 0.20% of our online collection.

  • wool

    There are 416 objects made with this medium which is about 0.19% of our online collection.

  • offset lithograph on paper

    There are 415 objects made with this medium which is about 0.19% of our online collection.

  • plastic

    There are 367 objects made with this medium which is about 0.17% of our online collection.

  • earthenware

    There are 362 objects made with this medium which is about 0.17% of our online collection.

  • block-printed on handmade paper

    There are 359 objects made with this medium which is about 0.17% of our online collection.

  • metal

    There are 357 objects made with this medium which is about 0.17% of our online collection.

  • silk embroidery on linen foundation

    There are 338 objects made with this medium which is about 0.16% of our online collection.

  • graphite, ruled border in graphite support: tracing paper

    There are 332 objects made with this medium which is about 0.15% of our online collection.

  • screen printed

    There are 329 objects made with this medium which is about 0.15% of our online collection.

  • offset lithography

    There are 327 objects made with this medium which is about 0.15% of our online collection.

  • silk, metallic thread

    There are 279 objects made with this medium which is about 0.13% of our online collection.

  • graphite on tracing paper, ruled border in graphite

    There are 275 objects made with this medium which is about 0.13% of our online collection.

  • brush and gouache on paper

    There are 266 objects made with this medium which is about 0.12% of our online collection.

  • stainless steel

    There are 264 objects made with this medium which is about 0.12% of our online collection.