There are 15,003 different media represented in our online collection (covering about 37.62% of all our objects) and this is page 1 of 429.

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 3,245 objects made with this medium which is about 1.51% of our online collection.

  • silk

    There are 3,210 objects made with this medium which is about 1.49% of our online collection.

  • tin-glazed earthenware, underglaze

    There are 2,681 objects made with this medium which is about 1.25% of our online collection.

  • silver

    There are 2,413 objects made with this medium which is about 1.12% of our online collection.

  • linen

    There are 2,308 objects made with this medium which is about 1.07% of our online collection.

  • machine-printed

    There are 2,098 objects made with this medium which is about 0.98% of our online collection.

  • glass

    There are 1,806 objects made with this medium which is about 0.84% of our online collection.

  • machine-printed on paper

    There are 1,558 objects made with this medium which is about 0.72% of our online collection.

  • porcelain

    There are 970 objects made with this medium which is about 0.45% of our online collection.

  • earthenware

    There are 944 objects made with this medium which is about 0.44% of our online collection.

  • wood

    There are 881 objects made with this medium which is about 0.41% of our online collection.

  • printed

    There are 876 objects made with this medium which is about 0.41% of our online collection.

  • pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash

    There are 864 objects made with this medium which is about 0.40% of our online collection.

  • block-printed

    There are 735 objects made with this medium which is about 0.34% of our online collection.

  • glazed earthenware

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

  • graphite support: tracing paper

    There are 518 objects made with this medium which is about 0.24% of our online collection.

  • graphite on tracing paper

    There are 518 objects made with this medium which is about 0.24% of our online collection.

  • block-printed on paper

    There are 470 objects made with this medium which is about 0.22% of our online collection.

  • paper

    There are 461 objects made with this medium which is about 0.21% of our online collection.

  • lithograph on paper

    There are 432 objects made with this medium which is about 0.20% of our online collection.

  • plastic

    There are 422 objects made with this medium which is about 0.20% of our online collection.

  • gouache on paper

    There are 419 objects made with this medium which is about 0.19% of our online collection.

  • block-printed on handmade paper

    There are 406 objects made with this medium which is about 0.19% of our online collection.

  • offset lithograph on paper

    There are 400 objects made with this medium which is about 0.19% of our online collection.

  • wool

    There are 397 objects made with this medium which is about 0.18% of our online collection.

  • screen printed

    There are 382 objects made with this medium which is about 0.18% of our online collection.

  • metal

    There are 374 objects made with this medium which is about 0.17% of our online collection.

  • brass

    There are 353 objects made with this medium which is about 0.16% of our online collection.

  • offset lithography

    There are 340 objects made with this medium which is about 0.16% of our online collection.

  • silk embroidery on linen foundation

    There are 336 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.

  • stainless steel

    There are 319 objects made with this medium which is about 0.15% of our online collection.

  • bronze

    There are 299 objects made with this medium which is about 0.14% of our online collection.

  • paper; off-white raffia handles

    There are 291 objects made with this medium which is about 0.14% 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.