Jessica Bushey, Phd

Artist represented by Monica Reyes Gallery

Assistant Professor: School of Information, San José State University
California, USA

Chair of Reference and Access Working Group, InterPARES Trust Artificial Intelligence Project [2021-2026]

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As an ARTIST, I explore the nature of memory through photography. More recently I create artifacts that reflect on the relationship between people and computer programs. I transform ephemeral digital expressions into permanent keepsakes. I also create NFTs from deteriorating devices.

As an ARCHIVIST & EDUCATOR, with expertise in developing recordkeeping frameworks for managing and preserving collections with significant legal, cultural and historical value. I bring a creative and collaborative approach to every situation. I teach courses on Preservation Management in Archives and Reference & Information Services in Archives. I also work with international organizations, academic institutions, government agencies, not-for-profit and family estates.

As a CURATOR , I emphasize the importance of using emerging technologies to create access to archival records in both virtual and physical environments. I curate exhibitions based on archival collections and including historical photographs, maps and correspondence. Access and preservation are key considerations that must be balanced in every exhibition.