The Wolfsonian–FIU Metadata Squad

The Wolfsonian–FIU Metadata Squad is an ongoing research partnership with The Wolfsonian–FIU, the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab, and the Department of History. Every year, three graduate students are offered fully-funded assistantships and gain skills in digital humanities projects and public-facing work by researching and digitizing museum collection objects at The Wolfsonian–FIU. The Metadata Squad is generously supported by The Wolfsonian-FIU, the Wolfsonian Public. Humanities Lab, the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs, and Thomas C. Ragan.

  • The Metadata Squad was founded in the 2015–16 academic year
  • As of 2020, participating students have researched over 5,300 objects
  • As of 2020, 100% of Metadata Squad students graduate from their respective graduate programs
  • As of 2020, 80% of participating students have found a job in a field related to their degree after graduation
  • Participating students have found employment at the following institutions: The Wolfsonian–FIU, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, HistoryMiami Museum, St. Thomas University, The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Miami-Dade County Public School System, Miami-Dade Public Library System, and a local art gallery

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