What is the Australian Dress Register?

The Australian Dress Register website project team:

  • Project coordinator:
    Rebecca Pinchin
  • Content development:
    Lindie Ward
    Kate Chidlow
    Sarah Pointon
    Einar Docker
  • Technical lead and prototype development:
    Luke Dearnley
  • Public release technical development:
    Carlos Arroyo
  • Graphic design:
    Toben
  • Video production & editing:
    Irma Havlicek

The Australian Dress Register is a collaborative, online project about dress with Australian provenance pre-1975. This includes men's, women's and children's clothing ranging from the special occasion to the everyday. Museums and private collectors are encouraged to research their garments and share the stories and photographs while the information is still available and within living memory. The Register encourages people to consider their collections very broadly and share what they know about members of their community, what they wore and life in the past. This provides access to a world wide audience while keeping their garments in their relevant location.

The site and its extensive resources will provide a valuable forum for discussion within the museum community. It will also be a great resource for schools and universities, designers of fashion, film and television along with researchers in many disciplines. The project is underpinned by training and support for the contributing organisations and private collectors.