Sarah-Jane Rennie

Head of Collection Care

Woman in red cardigan and white top in front of patterned fabric, holding brushes.

Since childhood Sarah-Jane has been regularly on the move. She spent her first seven years in Adelaide, before her family relocated to Melbourne, then Boston, Massachusetts, and, later, Papua New Guinea, where Sarah Jane spent a memorable summer volunteering at the National Museum.

Back in Australia, she completed an arts degree in archaeology, history and English literature at Melbourne University, which included a year of volunteering in the conservation lab at Museum Victoria. This led to further studies in the conservation of cultural materials at the University of Canberra. On the heels of a conservation internship at Harvard Art Museums in Massachusetts came a master’s degree in public history in Sydney. Sarah-Jane has worked at the National Museum of Australia, Artlab Australia in Adelaide, the Australian National Maritime Museum and Museums & Galleries of NSW. She took on her role at Sydney Living Museums in 2012.