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Welcome to the Museum Ethnographers Group website, the place for resources, support and networking opportunities relating to museum ethnography in the UK.

Join us to become involved in debates relating to museum ethnography, whether you are working in museums, teaching, researching, studying, or just interested.

MEG is active across the web - please visit our blog, read our newsletter, and find us on Facebook. Better still, join our community by becoming a member.

Have news and views relating to Museum Ethnography you want to share? MEG would love to hear from you. If you wish to contribute a blog post please contact MEG's web officer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The MEG blog is updated regularly and summarized in MEG newsletters, which are emailed to members every two months from January. Blog posts have included exhibition reviews, event listings, help with identifications and project news.

 ****NEWS FLASH****

Call for papers deadline extended to the 29th January for the MEG 2015 conference on the theme of 'Nature and Culture in Museums'. The conference is to be held at the Powell-Cotton Museum on the 20th - 21st April 2015. For full details on the call for papers see the MEG blog. News of how to book and a full programme will be out later in the New Year, be sure to keep visiting the website for updates! 


Latest Blog Posts

  • The Ruffer programme provides £50,000 annually for travel and other practical costs to help curators undertake collection and exhibition research projects. Since the scheme’s inception the fund has helped over 160 curators and researchers at over 100 institutions undertake such projects across the globe. Full details on the programme and some of the awards we have already made can be found on the ArtFund website. Applications under...

  • Historic sites celebrate defining moments in history, memorialize important events and people, and contribute to the character of the locations where they are situated. Heritage designation, both globally and nationally, is an inherently contested issue. As detailed in this volume, concerns of politics and identity, criteria for designation, impacts on communities and sites, and challenges to management planning are central to any understanding of...