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

    3,060 people had this role and were involved with 110,751 objects.

  • Designer

    3,916 people had this role and were involved with 26,729 objects.

  • Cataloguer

    175 people had this role and were involved with 16,546 objects.

  • Vendor

    619 people had this role and were involved with 14,049 objects.

  • Manufacturer

    1,961 people had this role and were involved with 12,528 objects.

  • Bequestor

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

  • Artist

    1,421 people had this role and were involved with 8,984 objects.

  • Maker

    1,022 people had this role and were involved with 3,826 objects.

  • Office of

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

  • Fund

    35 people had this role and were involved with 2,972 objects.

  • Publisher

    331 people had this role and were involved with 2,629 objects.

  • Architect

    133 people had this role and were involved with 2,131 objects.

  • Producer

    300 people had this role and were involved with 2,059 objects.

  • Client

    488 people had this role and were involved with 1,844 objects.

  • Engraver

    194 people had this role and were involved with 1,797 objects.

  • Lender

    127 people had this role and were involved with 1,466 objects.

  • For

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

  • Draftsman

    102 people had this role and were involved with 1,001 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 664 objects.

  • Collaborator

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

  • Distributor

    111 people had this role and were involved with 597 objects.

  • After

    201 people had this role and were involved with 580 objects.

  • Design Director

    38 people had this role and were involved with 513 objects.

  • Firm

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

  • Printer

    211 people had this role and were involved with 496 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

    209 people had this role and were involved with 361 objects.

  • Transferor

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

  • Funder

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

  • Author

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

  • Photographer

    113 people had this role and were involved with 232 objects.

  • Graphic Designer

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