Australian Dress Register Roundtable Meeting at the Powerhouse Museum, 19 February 2009.

Vision: To assist communities to unearth, document, care for, and share their stories, through the study of dress for everyone's future benefit.

The Australian Dress Register was established in 2007 with the assistance of the ADR Advisory Committee compromising industry and dress specialists and the ADR team, a core working group of Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences staff.

Australian Dress Register Advisory Committee

The role of the ADR Advisory Committee was to provide strategic direction on policy, to advise on the development of the Australian Dress Register project, to promote the Register and to discuss significant matters concerning dress collections as they arose. The Advisory Committee ensured that a broad representation of stakeholders had input into the development and management of the Register.

They included key industry stakeholders, representatives from collecting and heritage organisations, dress specialists and contributors to the database from all Australian States and National bodies with an interest in dress collections.

ADR Advisory Committee members:

Jon Addison Queen Victoria Museum and Gallery, Launceston TAS
Rebekah Butler Museums and Gallery Services Queensland QLD
Armando Chant University of Technology, Sydney NSW
Cheryl Crilly National Museum of Australia ACT
Amanda James History SA SA
Rach Kirsten Creative Arts Advisor 7-12 Consultant DEC NSW
Tamara Lavrencic Museums and Galleries NSW NSW
Sandra McKee TAS Advisor, Secondary Education DEC NSW
Michelle Maddison Museum of the Riverina NSW
Justine Malinowski The Australian Museum of Clothing and Textiles NSW
Margaret Maynard University of Queensland QLD
Louise Mitchell Collections consultant NSW
Peter McNeil University of Technology, Sydney NSW
Ros O’Dell TAFE Theatre Costume NSW
Jenny Olman Sydney Living Museums NSW
Sarah Jane Rennie Sydney Living Museums NSW
Fiona Riley NIDA Theatre Costume NSW
Margot Riley State Library of New South Wales NSW
Jennifer Sanders Collections consultant NSW
Zoe Scott Museum of Western Australia – Kalgoorlie Boulder WA
Debbie Sommers Port Macquarie Historical Society NSW
Leigh Summers Coffs Harbour Regional Museum and Art Gallery NSW
Roger Trudgeon Sovereign Hill Museums Association VIC
Wendy Watts Glen Innes Historical Society NSW
Kylie Winkworth Heritage and Collections Consultant NSW
Tess Evans Textile Conservation Consultant NSW

Australian Dress Register Team

The ADR Team is an internal Powerhouse Museum group responsible for the day-to-day management of the Register, monitoring data and developing resources. It includes staff from the curatorial, conservation and registration departments, ADR volunteers, and when appropriate, representatives from other key agencies involved in the project.

The ADR was established by the following team members

  • Kate Chidlow, Conservation
  • Lindie Ward, Curatorial
  • Rebecca Pinchin, Regional Services
  • Einar Docker, Regional Services
  • Sarah Pointon, Registration

Web and Social Technologies:

  • Luke Dearnley, technical development, phase 1
  • Carlos Arroyo, technical development, phase 2
  • Irma Havlicek, video production

Supported by Powerhouse staff

  • Glynis Jones, Curatorial
  • Nitsa Yioupros, Conservation Photography
  • Michael Myers, Conservation Photography
  • Judith Matheson, Editorial & Publishing
  • Anne Slam, Editorial & Publishing
  • Karla Bo Johnson, Editorial & Publishing

* Those listed under Australian Dress Register team who are not Powerhouse staff or volunteers.