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

    3,126 people had this role and were involved with 111,992 objects.

  • Designer

    4,557 people had this role and were involved with 29,020 objects.

  • Cataloguer

    182 people had this role and were involved with 18,938 objects.

  • Vendor

    633 people had this role and were involved with 14,241 objects.

  • Manufacturer

    2,063 people had this role and were involved with 12,691 objects.

  • Bequestor

    63 people had this role and were involved with 9,387 objects.

  • Artist

    1,281 people had this role and were involved with 8,041 objects.

  • Maker

    1,038 people had this role and were involved with 3,850 objects.

  • Office of

    43 people had this role and were involved with 3,209 objects.

  • Fund

    36 people had this role and were involved with 3,014 objects.

  • Publisher

    389 people had this role and were involved with 2,798 objects.

  • Producer

    342 people had this role and were involved with 2,395 objects.

  • Client

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

  • Architect

    203 people had this role and were involved with 2,122 objects.

  • Engraver

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

  • For

    222 people had this role and were involved with 1,474 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

    232 people had this role and were involved with 660 objects.

  • Printer

    228 people had this role and were involved with 604 objects.

  • Distributor

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

  • Author

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

  • Design Director

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

  • Agent

    68 people had this role and were involved with 517 objects.

  • Firm

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

  • Embroiderer

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

  • Funder

    102 people had this role and were involved with 395 objects.

  • Attributed to

    222 people had this role and were involved with 370 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.

  • Etcher

    34 people had this role and were involved with 203 objects.