Sally Anne Hasluck trained as a teacher in London but has been associated with museum work since 1974 when she was appointed as the inaugural curator of the newly established Claremont Museum. During the course of her association with that museum she held office as President of the Museums Association (WA Branch) and in 1991 was awarded an Anzac Fellowship to study museums in New Zealand. She has attended museum conferences in Australia and overseas and has published articles in various journals reflecting on her work as the Director of one of Perth's most successful community based museums. In 1994 she left the Claremont Museum to establish a museum consultancy. She was made a 'Freeman' of the Town of Claremont in recognition of her twenty years of involvement with the museum and local heritage and became a Trustee of the WA Museum in the same year. This continued to 2001.
Sally Anne continued with her museum consultancy working in the areas of planning, collection management and public programmes. A highlight that has led to continuing interaction with many community museums was a consultancy in 1997 which involved working with the museums of the Mid-West region of Western Australia and IST (Information Services and Technology) in the creation of database software. The database is for historical collections and strengthens the subject historical associations of collections for the purposes of research and enables institutions, large and small, to become part of the Australian Museums web site. The software is called Collections MOSAiC PLUS and is an easy to use windows programme to catalogue Objects, Photographs, Documents and Artworks. In 2008 Sally Anne received the Merit Award from the Federation of Australian Historical Societies for her work on this database and for training within community museums.
Sally Anne was appointed to the Council of the National Museum of Australia in 2004, and re-appointed in 2007.
In addition to her involvement with museums Sally Anne also manages Freshwater Bay Press. She is married to Nicholas Hasluck and has two adult sons, Anthony and Lindsay.
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