There are 17,630 different media represented in our online collection (covering about 39.43% of all our objects) and this is page 1 of 504.

Media (or medium) describes the materials used in the creation of a work. The specificity of terms used often reflects when the object was collected and in what curatorial department the object resides.

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.

  • cotton

    There are 3,693 objects made with this medium which is about 1.71% of our online collection.

  • silk

    There are 3,421 objects made with this medium which is about 1.59% of our online collection.

  • linen

    There are 2,466 objects made with this medium which is about 1.14% of our online collection.

  • silver

    There are 2,191 objects made with this medium which is about 1.02% of our online collection.

  • tin-glazed earthenware, underglaze

    There are 2,000 objects made with this medium which is about 0.93% of our online collection.

  • machine-printed

    There are 1,937 objects made with this medium which is about 0.90% of our online collection.

  • linen, s-spun wool

    There are 1,808 objects made with this medium which is about 0.84% of our online collection.

  • glass

    There are 1,724 objects made with this medium which is about 0.80% of our online collection.

  • brush and gouache on paper

    There are 1,362 objects made with this medium which is about 0.63% of our online collection.

  • machine-printed on paper

    There are 859 objects made with this medium which is about 0.40% of our online collection.

  • pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash

    There are 817 objects made with this medium which is about 0.38% of our online collection.

  • printed

    There are 760 objects made with this medium which is about 0.35% of our online collection.

  • lithograph on paper

    There are 706 objects made with this medium which is about 0.33% of our online collection.

  • wood

    There are 703 objects made with this medium which is about 0.33% of our online collection.

  • block-printed

    There are 667 objects made with this medium which is about 0.31% of our online collection.

  • glazed earthenware

    There are 646 objects made with this medium which is about 0.30% of our online collection.

  • graphite on tracing paper

    There are 604 objects made with this medium which is about 0.28% of our online collection.

  • porcelain

    There are 509 objects made with this medium which is about 0.24% of our online collection.

  • offset lithograph on paper

    There are 504 objects made with this medium which is about 0.23% of our online collection.

  • graphite support: tracing paper

    There are 493 objects made with this medium which is about 0.23% of our online collection.

  • paper

    There are 466 objects made with this medium which is about 0.22% of our online collection.

  • wool

    There are 430 objects made with this medium which is about 0.20% of our online collection.

  • gouache on paper

    There are 424 objects made with this medium which is about 0.20% of our online collection.

  • block-printed on paper

    There are 390 objects made with this medium which is about 0.18% of our online collection.

  • plastic

    There are 368 objects made with this medium which is about 0.17% of our online collection.

  • earthenware

    There are 359 objects made with this medium which is about 0.17% of our online collection.

  • metal

    There are 351 objects made with this medium which is about 0.16% of our online collection.

  • silk, metallic thread

    There are 341 objects made with this medium which is about 0.16% of our online collection.

  • silk embroidery on linen foundation

    There are 336 objects made with this medium which is about 0.16% of our online collection.

  • graphite, ruled border in graphite support: tracing paper

    There are 331 objects made with this medium which is about 0.15% of our online collection.

  • screen printed

    There are 326 objects made with this medium which is about 0.15% of our online collection.

  • offset lithography

    There are 319 objects made with this medium which is about 0.15% of our online collection.

  • block-printed on handmade paper

    There are 318 objects made with this medium which is about 0.15% of our online collection.

  • graphite on paper

    There are 282 objects made with this medium which is about 0.13% of our online collection.

  • graphite on tracing paper, ruled border in graphite

    There are 278 objects made with this medium which is about 0.13% of our online collection.