There are 15,588 different media represented in our online collection (covering about 39.55% of all our objects) and this is page 1 of 446.

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 3,365 objects made with this medium which is about 1.57% of our online collection.

  • silk

    There are 3,329 objects made with this medium which is about 1.55% of our online collection.

  • tin-glazed earthenware, underglaze

    There are 2,682 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 2,378 objects made with this medium which is about 1.11% of our online collection.

  • machine-printed

    There are 2,067 objects made with this medium which is about 0.96% of our online collection.

  • linen, s-spun wool

    There are 2,033 objects made with this medium which is about 0.95% of our online collection.

  • glass

    There are 1,795 objects made with this medium which is about 0.84% of our online collection.

  • machine-printed on paper

    There are 1,526 objects made with this medium which is about 0.71% of our online collection.

  • porcelain

    There are 967 objects made with this medium which is about 0.45% of our online collection.

  • earthenware

    There are 939 objects made with this medium which is about 0.44% of our online collection.

  • wood

    There are 859 objects made with this medium which is about 0.40% of our online collection.

  • pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash

    There are 849 objects made with this medium which is about 0.40% of our online collection.

  • printed

    There are 836 objects made with this medium which is about 0.39% of our online collection.

  • block-printed

    There are 707 objects made with this medium which is about 0.33% of our online collection.

  • glazed earthenware

    There are 694 objects made with this medium which is about 0.32% of our online collection.

  • graphite on tracing paper

    There are 528 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 475 objects made with this medium which is about 0.22% of our online collection.

  • block-printed on paper

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

  • lithograph on paper

    There are 454 objects made with this medium which is about 0.21% of our online collection.

  • gouache on paper

    There are 423 objects made with this medium which is about 0.20% of our online collection.

  • wool

    There are 417 objects made with this medium which is about 0.19% of our online collection.

  • offset lithograph on paper

    There are 405 objects made with this medium which is about 0.19% of our online collection.

  • plastic

    There are 390 objects made with this medium which is about 0.18% of our online collection.

  • block-printed on handmade paper

    There are 381 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.

  • screen printed

    There are 352 objects made with this medium which is about 0.16% of our online collection.

  • brass

    There are 352 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 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.

  • stainless steel

    There are 318 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.