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

    3,113 people had this role and were involved with 111,429 objects.

  • Designer

    4,514 people had this role and were involved with 28,911 objects.

  • Cataloguer

    182 people had this role and were involved with 18,845 objects.

  • Vendor

    631 people had this role and were involved with 14,111 objects.

  • Manufacturer

    2,050 people had this role and were involved with 12,669 objects.

  • Bequestor

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

  • Artist

    1,294 people had this role and were involved with 8,073 objects.

  • Maker

    1,042 people had this role and were involved with 3,855 objects.

  • Office of

    43 people had this role and were involved with 3,207 objects.

  • Fund

    35 people had this role and were involved with 3,011 objects.

  • Publisher

    388 people had this role and were involved with 2,775 objects.

  • Producer

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

  • Client

    629 people had this role and were involved with 2,331 objects.

  • Architect

    204 people had this role and were involved with 2,124 objects.

  • Engraver

    214 people had this role and were involved with 1,841 objects.

  • For

    222 people had this role and were involved with 1,470 objects.

  • Lender

    175 people had this role and were involved with 1,014 objects.

  • Draftsman

    103 people had this role and were involved with 1,002 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 657 objects.

  • Printer

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

  • Distributor

    112 people had this role and were involved with 599 objects.

  • Author

    334 people had this role and were involved with 574 objects.

  • Design Director

    52 people had this role and were involved with 521 objects.

  • Firm

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

  • Agent

    67 people had this role and were involved with 500 objects.

  • Embroiderer

    421 people had this role and were involved with 467 objects.

  • Attributed to

    222 people had this role and were involved with 370 objects.

  • Funder

    101 people had this role and were involved with 341 objects.

  • Transferor

    18 people had this role and were involved with 341 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.