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

    3,086 people had this role and were involved with 111,224 objects.

  • Designer

    4,333 people had this role and were involved with 27,960 objects.

  • Cataloguer

    180 people had this role and were involved with 18,082 objects.

  • Vendor

    622 people had this role and were involved with 14,063 objects.

  • Manufacturer

    1,984 people had this role and were involved with 12,562 objects.

  • Bequestor

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

  • Artist

    1,287 people had this role and were involved with 8,085 objects.

  • Maker

    1,027 people had this role and were involved with 3,831 objects.

  • Office of

    34 people had this role and were involved with 3,170 objects.

  • Fund

    35 people had this role and were involved with 2,974 objects.

  • Publisher

    348 people had this role and were involved with 2,678 objects.

  • Client

    601 people had this role and were involved with 2,262 objects.

  • Architect

    207 people had this role and were involved with 2,145 objects.

  • Producer

    303 people had this role and were involved with 2,087 objects.

  • Engraver

    210 people had this role and were involved with 1,825 objects.

  • For

    219 people had this role and were involved with 1,328 objects.

  • Draftsman

    101 people had this role and were involved with 999 objects.

  • Company

    176 people had this role and were involved with 680 objects.

  • Weaver

    62 people had this role and were involved with 665 objects.

  • Collaborator

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

  • Lender

    129 people had this role and were involved with 646 objects.

  • After

    221 people had this role and were involved with 645 objects.

  • Distributor

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

  • Printer

    218 people had this role and were involved with 531 objects.

  • Design Director

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

  • Author

    290 people had this role and were involved with 513 objects.

  • Firm

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

  • Agent

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

  • Embroiderer

    421 people had this role and were involved with 466 objects.

  • Attributed to

    212 people had this role and were involved with 367 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

    116 people had this role and were involved with 238 objects.

  • Graphic Designer

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

  • Source

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