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Adam Metallo

Senior Program Officer for Digitization Impact

He’s pretty sure digitization can help cure cancer, reverse climate change and seed the first colony on mars. In the meantime, he’s developing strategies to grow audiences, exploring applications in emerging technologies and advocating for policy and standards that increase the chances that our digital collections will make positive change in the world. With a BS in Psychology from the University of Maryland and an MFA in Painting from the University of Delaware, he inexplicably began working at the Smithsonian in 2006. Shortly after, and despite nobody asking him to do so, he began digitizing collections in 3D. He continued that work in earnest when he joined the Digitization Program Office in 2010, and has been working in his current Impact capacity since 2017. Hobby: knot tying.

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