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

    3,057 people had this role and were involved with 110,719 objects.

  • Designer

    3,910 people had this role and were involved with 26,637 objects.

  • Cataloguer

    174 people had this role and were involved with 16,498 objects.

  • Vendor

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

  • Manufacturer

    1,950 people had this role and were involved with 12,488 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 8,986 objects.

  • Maker

    1,022 people had this role and were involved with 3,624 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

    299 people had this role and were involved with 2,056 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

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

  • For

    215 people had this role and were involved with 1,295 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

    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 597 objects.

  • After

    200 people had this role and were involved with 554 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

    210 people had this role and were involved with 495 objects.

  • Agent

    65 people had this role and were involved with 474 objects.

  • Embroiderer

    421 people had this role and were involved with 464 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.