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

    3,102 people had this role and were involved with 111,291 objects.

  • Designer

    4,458 people had this role and were involved with 28,615 objects.

  • Cataloguer

    180 people had this role and were involved with 18,541 objects.

  • Vendor

    627 people had this role and were involved with 14,077 objects.

  • Manufacturer

    2,044 people had this role and were involved with 12,648 objects.

  • Bequestor

    63 people had this role and were involved with 9,368 objects.

  • Artist

    1,292 people had this role and were involved with 8,067 objects.

  • Maker

    1,039 people had this role and were involved with 3,855 objects.

  • Office of

    36 people had this role and were involved with 3,179 objects.

  • Fund

    35 people had this role and were involved with 2,982 objects.

  • Publisher

    383 people had this role and were involved with 2,766 objects.

  • Client

    625 people had this role and were involved with 2,313 objects.

  • Producer

    342 people had this role and were involved with 2,275 objects.

  • Architect

    208 people had this role and were involved with 2,130 objects.

  • Engraver

    213 people had this role and were involved with 1,840 objects.

  • For

    221 people had this role and were involved with 1,330 objects.

  • Lender

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

  • Draftsman

    101 people had this role and were involved with 998 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

    229 people had this role and were involved with 656 objects.

  • Printer

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

  • Distributor

    112 people had this role and were involved with 598 objects.

  • Author

    323 people had this role and were involved with 566 objects.

  • Design Director

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

  • Firm

    82 people had this role and were involved with 505 objects.

  • Agent

    66 people had this role and were involved with 475 objects.

  • Embroiderer

    421 people had this role and were involved with 467 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.

  • Funder

    99 people had this role and were involved with 315 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.