Kristine Heid-Santiago is a Metadata Manager for Artstor. Her primary responsibility is the analysis, editing, and enhancement of contributed data before mapping it to the Artstor schema. Additionally, Kristine spends time correcting user-reported data errors and clustering multiple images of the same works. She also has a role in building the Artstor Name Authority (ANA).
Kristine began her career with Artstor as a Metadata Consultant, after working six years in the stock photography industry as a Keyword Editor. While finishing her graduate thesis, she took a hiatus from Artstor to complete a collections internship at the George Gustav Heye Center of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), and a conservation internship in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (AAOA) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA). She also worked as a Research Assistant in the Drawings and Prints Department at the MMA before returning to Artstor.
Kristine has an M.A. in Museum (Fashion and Textile) Studies from the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.), an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Pratt Institute, and a B.A. in Anthropology and Art History from the State University of New York at Geneseo. Among her many interests are ethnographic arts and onomastics.