The people involved with our collection have had a total of 122 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 102 production related roles and 20 donor related roles.

  • Donor

    3,141 people had this role and were involved with 111,752 objects.

  • Designer

    4,626 people had this role and were involved with 30,322 objects.

  • Cataloguer

    186 people had this role and were involved with 21,166 objects.

  • Vendor

    634 people had this role and were involved with 14,211 objects.

  • Manufacturer

    2,091 people had this role and were involved with 12,805 objects.

  • Bequestor

    64 people had this role and were involved with 9,359 objects.

  • Artist

    1,272 people had this role and were involved with 7,795 objects.

  • Maker

    1,051 people had this role and were involved with 3,884 objects.

  • Office of

    46 people had this role and were involved with 3,211 objects.

  • Publisher

    401 people had this role and were involved with 3,038 objects.

  • Fund

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

  • Client

    640 people had this role and were involved with 2,583 objects.

  • Producer

    348 people had this role and were involved with 2,440 objects.

  • For

    226 people had this role and were involved with 2,206 objects.

  • Architect

    203 people had this role and were involved with 2,104 objects.

  • Engraver

    216 people had this role and were involved with 2,029 objects.

  • Lender

    183 people had this role and were involved with 1,079 objects.

  • Draftsman

    103 people had this role and were involved with 1,001 objects.

  • Company

    173 people had this role and were involved with 729 objects.

  • Printer

    234 people had this role and were involved with 677 objects.

  • Weaver

    66 people had this role and were involved with 668 objects.

  • After

    233 people had this role and were involved with 661 objects.

  • Collaborator

    147 people had this role and were involved with 661 objects.

  • Distributor

    115 people had this role and were involved with 606 objects.

  • Author

    349 people had this role and were involved with 599 objects.

  • Design Director

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

  • Agent

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

  • Firm

    81 people had this role and were involved with 502 objects.

  • Embroiderer

    421 people had this role and were involved with 467 objects.

  • Funder

    106 people had this role and were involved with 396 objects.

  • Attributed to

    223 people had this role and were involved with 377 objects.

  • Transferor

    17 people had this role and were involved with 339 objects.

  • Photographer

    123 people had this role and were involved with 246 objects.

  • Etcher

    36 people had this role and were involved with 233 objects.

  • Graphic Designer

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