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

    3,124 people had this role and were involved with 111,913 objects.

  • Designer

    4,541 people had this role and were involved with 28,966 objects.

  • Cataloguer

    182 people had this role and were involved with 18,896 objects.

  • Vendor

    633 people had this role and were involved with 14,233 objects.

  • Manufacturer

    2,055 people had this role and were involved with 12,679 objects.

  • Bequestor

    63 people had this role and were involved with 9,388 objects.

  • Artist

    1,284 people had this role and were involved with 8,048 objects.

  • Maker

    1,039 people had this role and were involved with 3,852 objects.

  • Office of

    43 people had this role and were involved with 3,209 objects.

  • Fund

    36 people had this role and were involved with 3,014 objects.

  • Publisher

    389 people had this role and were involved with 2,777 objects.

  • Producer

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

  • Client

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

  • Architect

    204 people had this role and were involved with 2,123 objects.

  • Engraver

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

  • For

    222 people had this role and were involved with 1,470 objects.

  • Lender

    175 people had this role and were involved with 1,014 objects.

  • Draftsman

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

  • Company

    175 people had this role and were involved with 732 objects.

  • Weaver

    65 people had this role and were involved with 667 objects.

  • Collaborator

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

  • After

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

  • Printer

    226 people had this role and were involved with 600 objects.

  • Distributor

    113 people had this role and were involved with 600 objects.

  • Author

    334 people had this role and were involved with 574 objects.

  • Design Director

    51 people had this role and were involved with 520 objects.

  • Agent

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

  • Firm

    82 people had this role and were involved with 505 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

    221 people had this role and were involved with 369 objects.

  • Transferor

    18 people had this role and were involved with 341 objects.

  • Photographer

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

  • Graphic Designer

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

  • Source

    5 people had this role and were involved with 187 objects.