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

    3,091 people had this role and were involved with 111,257 objects.

  • Designer

    4,413 people had this role and were involved with 28,209 objects.

  • Cataloguer

    180 people had this role and were involved with 18,311 objects.

  • Vendor

    622 people had this role and were involved with 14,064 objects.

  • Manufacturer

    2,031 people had this role and were involved with 12,653 objects.

  • Bequestor

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

  • Artist

    1,291 people had this role and were involved with 8,082 objects.

  • Maker

    1,034 people had this role and were involved with 3,841 objects.

  • Office of

    34 people had this role and were involved with 3,178 objects.

  • Fund

    35 people had this role and were involved with 2,975 objects.

  • Publisher

    365 people had this role and were involved with 2,723 objects.

  • Client

    608 people had this role and were involved with 2,272 objects.

  • Producer

    325 people had this role and were involved with 2,152 objects.

  • Architect

    207 people had this role and were involved with 2,134 objects.

  • Engraver

    211 people had this role and were involved with 1,826 objects.

  • For

    221 people had this role and were involved with 1,331 objects.

  • Draftsman

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

  • Lender

    170 people had this role and were involved with 879 objects.

  • Company

    175 people had this role and were involved with 678 objects.

  • Weaver

    65 people had this role and were involved with 666 objects.

  • Collaborator

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

  • After

    225 people had this role and were involved with 650 objects.

  • Distributor

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

  • Printer

    222 people had this role and were involved with 588 objects.

  • Author

    308 people had this role and were involved with 529 objects.

  • Design Director

    51 people had this role and were involved with 521 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 466 objects.

  • Attributed to

    220 people had this role and were involved with 373 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

    119 people had this role and were involved with 241 objects.

  • Graphic Designer

    37 people had this role and were involved with 208 objects.

  • Source

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