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

    3,082 people had this role and were involved with 111,186 objects.

  • Designer

    4,299 people had this role and were involved with 27,707 objects.

  • Cataloguer

    179 people had this role and were involved with 17,685 objects.

  • Vendor

    623 people had this role and were involved with 14,055 objects.

  • Manufacturer

    1,985 people had this role and were involved with 12,559 objects.

  • Bequestor

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

  • Artist

    1,408 people had this role and were involved with 8,902 objects.

  • Maker

    1,027 people had this role and were involved with 3,830 objects.

  • Office of

    32 people had this role and were involved with 3,151 objects.

  • Fund

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

  • Publisher

    345 people had this role and were involved with 2,640 objects.

  • Client

    587 people had this role and were involved with 2,244 objects.

  • Architect

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

  • Producer

    303 people had this role and were involved with 2,087 objects.

  • Engraver

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

  • Lender

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

  • For

    219 people had this role and were involved with 1,310 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

    146 people had this role and were involved with 659 objects.

  • After

    214 people had this role and were involved with 633 objects.

  • Distributor

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

  • Printer

    215 people had this role and were involved with 527 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.

  • Agent

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

  • Embroiderer

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

  • Author

    284 people had this role and were involved with 432 objects.

  • Attributed to

    211 people had this role and were involved with 366 objects.

  • Transferor

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

  • Funder

    99 people had this role and were involved with 315 objects.

  • Photographer

    116 people had this role and were involved with 236 objects.

  • Graphic Designer

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