Adam Metallo received his BS in Psychology from the University of Maryland in 2004 and MFA in Painting from the University of Delaware in 2006. At the Smithsonian he spends most of his time quietly sneaking up on inanimate objects to digitize them in 3D. Working at the Smithsonian Office of Exhibits Central starting in 2006 he developed workflows that integrate 3D technologies with traditional museum model making. In 2010 he began working at the Smithsonian Digitization Program Office collaborating across Smithsonian museums and research centers to develop a variety of 3D documentation applications in archiving, conservation, education, exhibits and research.