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

    3,098 people had this role and were involved with 111,278 objects.

  • Designer

    4,446 people had this role and were involved with 28,547 objects.

  • Cataloguer

    180 people had this role and were involved with 18,491 objects.

  • Vendor

    622 people had this role and were involved with 14,067 objects.

  • Manufacturer

    2,040 people had this role and were involved with 12,643 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 8,072 objects.

  • Maker

    1,037 people had this role and were involved with 3,853 objects.

  • Office of

    36 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

    382 people had this role and were involved with 2,757 objects.

  • Client

    622 people had this role and were involved with 2,305 objects.

  • Producer

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

  • Architect

    209 people had this role and were involved with 2,133 objects.

  • Engraver

    212 people had this role and were involved with 1,834 objects.

  • For

    221 people had this role and were involved with 1,330 objects.

  • Lender

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

  • Draftsman

    101 people had this role and were involved with 998 objects.

  • Company

    174 people had this role and were involved with 731 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

    228 people had this role and were involved with 654 objects.

  • Printer

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

  • Distributor

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

  • Author

    323 people had this role and were involved with 564 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 467 objects.

  • Attributed to

    221 people had this role and were involved with 369 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

    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.