There are 15,973 different media represented in our online collection (covering about 37.35% of all our objects) and this is page 1 of 457.

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 3,503 objects made with this medium which is about 1.63% of our online collection.

  • silk

    There are 3,289 objects made with this medium which is about 1.53% of our online collection.

  • linen

    There are 2,377 objects made with this medium which is about 1.11% of our online collection.

  • silver

    There are 2,247 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 1,990 objects made with this medium which is about 0.93% of our online collection.

  • glass

    There are 1,704 objects made with this medium which is about 0.79% of our online collection.

  • linen, s-spun wool

    There are 1,653 objects made with this medium which is about 0.77% of our online collection.

  • machine-printed on paper

    There are 953 objects made with this medium which is about 0.44% 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.

  • porcelain

    There are 745 objects made with this medium which is about 0.35% of our online collection.

  • wood

    There are 740 objects made with this medium which is about 0.34% of our online collection.

  • block-printed

    There are 692 objects made with this medium which is about 0.32% of our online collection.

  • glazed earthenware

    There are 647 objects made with this medium which is about 0.30% of our online collection.

  • graphite on tracing paper

    There are 547 objects made with this medium which is about 0.25% 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 463 objects made with this medium which is about 0.22% of our online collection.

  • lithograph on paper

    There are 457 objects made with this medium which is about 0.21% of our online collection.

  • block-printed on paper

    There are 431 objects made with this medium which is about 0.20% of our online collection.

  • earthenware

    There are 431 objects made with this medium which is about 0.20% of our online collection.

  • gouache on paper

    There are 424 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 412 objects made with this medium which is about 0.19% of our online collection.

  • block-printed on handmade paper

    There are 368 objects made with this medium which is about 0.17% of our online collection.

  • plastic

    There are 367 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.

  • offset lithography

    There are 333 objects made with this medium which is about 0.15% 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 330 objects made with this medium which is about 0.15% of our online collection.

  • bronze

    There are 291 objects made with this medium which is about 0.14% of our online collection.

  • silk, metallic thread

    There are 277 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.