Once again, our Australian cultural institutions are showing their resourcefulness in making the most of web 2.0 technology to share historical information with the public.

The Australian Dress Register, an initiative of the Powerhouse Museum and several other historical and cultural institutions, aims:

“To assist communities to unearth, document, care for, and share their stories, through the study of dress for everyone’s future benefit”.

It is a collaborative online project which collects and categorises information and images of dress in New South Wales pre-1945. Museums and private collectors are encouraged to research their garments and share this valuable information on the register. This initiative provides instant access to a unique central dataset, while keeping the physical garments in their relevant locations.

The Australian Dress Register is licensed by the Powerhouse Museum and contributors under a CC Attribution-NonCommercial licence.

 

Credits—Photo: Australian Dress Register – 19th century convict jacket by Powerhouse Museum, CC BY NC 3.0 Au

2 thoughts on “Australian Dress Register an open closet to our history

  • 22 June 2012 at 1.35 pm
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    I think this may need to be changed as it is the Australian Dress register not the Australian Design Register which is a different thing

    see … The Australian Design Register, an initiative of the Powerhouse Museum and several other historical and cultural institutions, aims:

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