Jessica is an objects and preventive conservator with seven years working with cultural heritage. She has worked across several objects conservation projects with the Australian Museum and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences before evolving into a fulltime bug lady in her current role as Preventive Conservator at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. Here she manages the preventive programs (Integrated Pest Management, Environmental Monitoring, and Disaster Preparedness and Response) and consults on a range of collection care issues across the four museum sites. She is passionate about training and advocacy and has a particular interest in collection hazards, data analytics, and sustainability in the museum sector.
Jessica holds a Masters in Conservation of Cultural Materials, University of Melbourne specialising in objects conservation as well as a Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation, University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Melbourne majoring in Ancient World Studies