Jessica Bushey, Phd
Artist represented by Monica Reyes Gallery
Chair of Reference and Access Working Group, InterPARES Trust Artificial Intelligence Project [2021-2026]
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.