The people involved with our collection have had a total of 120 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 20 donor related roles.

  • Donor

    3,024 people had this role and were involved with 110,131 objects.

  • Designer

    3,841 people had this role and were involved with 26,416 objects.

  • Cataloguer

    173 people had this role and were involved with 15,983 objects.

  • Vendor

    617 people had this role and were involved with 14,052 objects.

  • Manufacturer

    1,917 people had this role and were involved with 12,259 objects.

  • Bequestor

    63 people had this role and were involved with 9,379 objects.

  • Artist

    1,411 people had this role and were involved with 8,953 objects.

  • Maker

    1,018 people had this role and were involved with 3,613 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 2,968 objects.

  • Publisher

    332 people had this role and were involved with 2,614 objects.

  • Architect

    132 people had this role and were involved with 2,150 objects.

  • Producer

    297 people had this role and were involved with 2,039 objects.

  • Client

    484 people had this role and were involved with 1,845 objects.

  • Engraver

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

  • Lender

    124 people had this role and were involved with 1,425 objects.

  • For

    212 people had this role and were involved with 1,291 objects.

  • Draftsman

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

  • Creator

    7 people had this role and were involved with 850 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

    16 people had this role and were involved with 608 objects.

  • Distributor

    111 people had this role and were involved with 596 objects.

  • After

    197 people had this role and were involved with 549 objects.

  • Design Director

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

  • Firm

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

  • Printer

    209 people had this role and were involved with 494 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

    200 people had this role and were involved with 349 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.