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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