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

    3,131 people had this role and were involved with 112,173 objects.

  • Designer

    4,588 people had this role and were involved with 30,070 objects.

  • Cataloguer

    186 people had this role and were involved with 20,388 objects.

  • Vendor

    634 people had this role and were involved with 14,247 objects.

  • Manufacturer

    2,075 people had this role and were involved with 12,763 objects.

  • Bequestor

    64 people had this role and were involved with 9,389 objects.

  • Artist

    1,279 people had this role and were involved with 7,846 objects.

  • Maker

    1,043 people had this role and were involved with 3,855 objects.

  • Office of

    43 people had this role and were involved with 3,210 objects.

  • Fund

    36 people had this role and were involved with 3,017 objects.

  • Publisher

    393 people had this role and were involved with 2,960 objects.

  • Producer

    344 people had this role and were involved with 2,400 objects.

  • Client

    630 people had this role and were involved with 2,359 objects.

  • Architect

    203 people had this role and were involved with 2,117 objects.

  • For

    224 people had this role and were involved with 2,114 objects.

  • Engraver

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

  • Lender

    175 people had this role and were involved with 1,016 objects.

  • Draftsman

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

  • Company

    174 people had this role and were involved with 731 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.

  • Printer

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

  • Distributor

    114 people had this role and were involved with 605 objects.

  • Author

    336 people had this role and were involved with 578 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 503 objects.

  • Embroiderer

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

  • Funder

    102 people had this role and were involved with 395 objects.

  • Attributed to

    222 people had this role and were involved with 375 objects.

  • Transferor

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

  • Photographer

    122 people had this role and were involved with 244 objects.

  • Etcher

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

  • Graphic Designer

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