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

    2,993 people had this role and were involved with 109,449 objects.

  • Designer

    3,728 people had this role and were involved with 25,907 objects.

  • Cataloguer

    171 people had this role and were involved with 15,092 objects.

  • Vendor

    614 people had this role and were involved with 14,047 objects.

  • Manufacturer

    1,858 people had this role and were involved with 11,919 objects.

  • Bequestor

    62 people had this role and were involved with 9,373 objects.

  • Artist

    1,304 people had this role and were involved with 8,797 objects.

  • Maker

    1,001 people had this role and were involved with 3,512 objects.

  • Office of

    28 people had this role and were involved with 3,124 objects.

  • Fund

    34 people had this role and were involved with 2,963 objects.

  • Publisher

    323 people had this role and were involved with 2,430 objects.

  • Architect

    132 people had this role and were involved with 2,153 objects.

  • Producer

    287 people had this role and were involved with 2,002 objects.

  • Client

    454 people had this role and were involved with 1,841 objects.

  • Engraver

    191 people had this role and were involved with 1,620 objects.

  • Lender

    80 people had this role and were involved with 1,325 objects.

  • For

    198 people had this role and were involved with 1,267 objects.

  • Draftsman

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

  • Creator

    7 people had this role and were involved with 819 objects.

  • Company

    175 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 595 objects.

  • Distributor

    111 people had this role and were involved with 588 objects.

  • Firm

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

  • After

    191 people had this role and were involved with 510 objects.

  • Printer

    208 people had this role and were involved with 491 objects.

  • Design Director

    37 people had this role and were involved with 489 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

    198 people had this role and were involved with 347 objects.

  • Transferor

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

  • Funder

    97 people had this role and were involved with 280 objects.

  • Author

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

  • Photographer

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

  • Graphic Designer

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