The people involved with our collection have had a total of 117 roles and this is page 1 of 4.

Our cataloguers talk about roles as a way to describe how those responsible for a work were involved in its creation.

A single object may have multiple people, in a variety of different roles, associated with it. 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.

There are 99 production related roles and 18 donor related roles.

  • Donor

    2,909 people had this role and were involved with 109,146 objects.

  • Designer

    3,537 people had this role and were involved with 25,390 objects.

  • Cataloguer

    171 people had this role and were involved with 14,593 objects.

  • Vendor

    606 people had this role and were involved with 13,987 objects.

  • Manufacturer

    1,811 people had this role and were involved with 11,582 objects.

  • Bequestor

    62 people had this role and were involved with 9,351 objects.

  • Artist

    1,154 people had this role and were involved with 7,888 objects.

  • Maker

    976 people had this role and were involved with 3,447 objects.

  • Office of

    28 people had this role and were involved with 3,123 objects.

  • Fund

    33 people had this role and were involved with 2,953 objects.

  • Publisher

    203 people had this role and were involved with 2,255 objects.

  • Architect

    125 people had this role and were involved with 2,140 objects.

  • Client

    446 people had this role and were involved with 1,818 objects.

  • Engraver

    174 people had this role and were involved with 1,582 objects.

  • For

    184 people had this role and were involved with 1,226 objects.

  • Producer

    277 people had this role and were involved with 1,019 objects.

  • Draftsman

    99 people had this role and were involved with 996 objects.

  • Company

    177 people had this role and were involved with 697 objects.

  • Weaver

    59 people had this role and were involved with 654 objects.

  • Collaborator

    13 people had this role and were involved with 592 objects.

  • Distributor

    109 people had this role and were involved with 538 objects.

  • Firm

    81 people had this role and were involved with 512 objects.

  • Design Director

    29 people had this role and were involved with 482 objects.

  • After

    182 people had this role and were involved with 471 objects.

  • Agent

    65 people had this role and were involved with 465 objects.

  • Embroiderer

    419 people had this role and were involved with 463 objects.

  • Printer

    189 people had this role and were involved with 463 objects.

  • Lender

    57 people had this role and were involved with 398 objects.

  • Transferor

    16 people had this role and were involved with 340 objects.

  • Attributed to

    191 people had this role and were involved with 321 objects.

  • Funder

    89 people had this role and were involved with 276 objects.

  • Photographer

    104 people had this role and were involved with 216 objects.

  • Graphic Designer

    29 people had this role and were involved with 209 objects.

  • Source

    4 people had this role and were involved with 187 objects.

  • Etcher

    31 people had this role and were involved with 161 objects.