The Australian Dress Register is a collaborative online database project being developed by the Powerhouse Museum to document significant and well provenanced pieces of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing.
This paper discusses the registration aspects involved in managing multiple loans for an exhibition. It refers specifically to a case study, The Medieval Imagination, Illuminated manuscripts from Cambridge, Australia & New Zealand, which is the most recent exhibition held at the State Library of Victoria from 28 March to 15 June 2008.
Assessing the risks of importing and exporting loans is complex given the physical, security and legal implications of these transactions. Legislation can aid our ability to import and export items, particularly to facilitate the movement of items through airports without inspections.