The people involved with our collection have had a total of 119 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 100 production related roles and 19 donor related roles.

  • Donor

    3,013 people had this role and were involved with 110,099 objects.

  • Designer

    3,828 people had this role and were involved with 26,411 objects.

  • Cataloguer

    173 people had this role and were involved with 15,871 objects.

  • Vendor

    616 people had this role and were involved with 14,051 objects.

  • Manufacturer

    1,885 people had this role and were involved with 12,214 objects.

  • Bequestor

    62 people had this role and were involved with 9,378 objects.

  • Artist

    1,410 people had this role and were involved with 8,956 objects.

  • Maker

    1,013 people had this role and were involved with 3,609 objects.

  • Office of

    28 people had this role and were involved with 3,140 objects.

  • Fund

    34 people had this role and were involved with 2,967 objects.

  • Publisher

    325 people had this role and were involved with 2,612 objects.

  • Architect

    132 people had this role and were involved with 2,150 objects.

  • Producer

    291 people had this role and were involved with 2,038 objects.

  • Client

    455 people had this role and were involved with 1,845 objects.

  • Engraver

    193 people had this role and were involved with 1,795 objects.

  • Lender

    111 people had this role and were involved with 1,424 objects.

  • For

    204 people had this role and were involved with 1,290 objects.

  • Draftsman

    102 people had this role and were involved with 1,002 objects.

  • Creator

    7 people had this role and were involved with 850 objects.

  • Company

    176 people had this role and were involved with 696 objects.

  • Weaver

    60 people had this role and were involved with 662 objects.

  • Collaborator

    15 people had this role and were involved with 608 objects.

  • Distributor

    111 people had this role and were involved with 593 objects.

  • After

    196 people had this role and were involved with 549 objects.

  • Design Director

    37 people had this role and were involved with 517 objects.

  • Firm

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

  • Printer

    208 people had this role and were involved with 494 objects.

  • Agent

    65 people had this role and were involved with 468 objects.

  • Embroiderer

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

  • Attributed to

    201 people had this role and were involved with 349 objects.

  • Transferor

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

  • Funder

    97 people had this role and were involved with 288 objects.

  • Author

    169 people had this role and were involved with 249 objects.

  • Photographer

    112 people had this role and were involved with 231 objects.

  • Graphic Designer

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