The people involved with our collection have had a total of 121 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 101 production related roles and 20 donor related roles.

  • Donor

    3,073 people had this role and were involved with 110,831 objects.

  • Designer

    4,136 people had this role and were involved with 27,103 objects.

  • Cataloguer

    178 people had this role and were involved with 16,974 objects.

  • Vendor

    621 people had this role and were involved with 14,053 objects.

  • Manufacturer

    1,984 people had this role and were involved with 12,554 objects.

  • Bequestor

    63 people had this role and were involved with 9,368 objects.

  • Artist

    1,422 people had this role and were involved with 8,961 objects.

  • Maker

    1,025 people had this role and were involved with 3,828 objects.

  • Office of

    29 people had this role and were involved with 3,146 objects.

  • Fund

    35 people had this role and were involved with 2,974 objects.

  • Publisher

    331 people had this role and were involved with 2,623 objects.

  • Architect

    204 people had this role and were involved with 2,147 objects.

  • Producer

    301 people had this role and were involved with 2,083 objects.

  • Client

    550 people had this role and were involved with 2,048 objects.

  • Engraver

    194 people had this role and were involved with 1,800 objects.

  • Lender

    130 people had this role and were involved with 1,470 objects.

  • For

    216 people had this role and were involved with 1,296 objects.

  • Draftsman

    101 people had this role and were involved with 999 objects.

  • Creator

    7 people had this role and were involved with 851 objects.

  • Company

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

  • Weaver

    62 people had this role and were involved with 665 objects.

  • Collaborator

    145 people had this role and were involved with 657 objects.

  • After

    206 people had this role and were involved with 618 objects.

  • Distributor

    112 people had this role and were involved with 598 objects.

  • Design Director

    51 people had this role and were involved with 521 objects.

  • Firm

    82 people had this role and were involved with 506 objects.

  • Printer

    214 people had this role and were involved with 499 objects.

  • Agent

    65 people had this role and were involved with 474 objects.

  • Embroiderer

    421 people had this role and were involved with 466 objects.

  • Attributed to

    211 people had this role and were involved with 365 objects.

  • Transferor

    18 people had this role and were involved with 341 objects.

  • Author

    226 people had this role and were involved with 308 objects.

  • Funder

    96 people had this role and were involved with 289 objects.

  • Photographer

    115 people had this role and were involved with 234 objects.

  • Graphic Designer

    39 people had this role and were involved with 214 objects.