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Australian Dress Register

The Australian Dress Register is a collaborative, online project about dress. It 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.

2 Piece beige silk ensemble

2 Piece beige silk ensemble

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.

Men's underpants, 1940s, made from tram destination roll fabric

Men’s underpants, 1940s, made from tram destination roll fabric

 

There is also a booklet available with all the information and resources you will need to help you document the garments in your collection and submit the entries to the Australian Dress Register.  The booklet is available through the Powerhouse Museum bookshop here.