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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. 

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Event: Pacific Collections at Royal Museums Greenwich

9th September 2016 1- 4pm

Work on the new Pacific gallery for the National Maritime Museum, to open in May 2018 provides the opportunity to revisit Pacific material collected during British maritime exploration in the 18th and 19th centuries. MEG colleagues are invited to join curators of the National Maritime Museum for the afternoon to examine these collections and share knowledge and expertise. There is a limit of 15 places. Email our events secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your place today.

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Latest Blog Posts

  • Musée d'ethnographie de Genève (MEG)20 May 2016 - 8 January 2017Scénographie : MCBD Architectes, GenèvePhoto: © MEG, J. WattsThe Large (450 object) and beautifully designed exhibition 'AMAZONIA: The Shaman and the Mind of the Forest', is on until 8 January 2017. The rich MEG collection for the Amazon goes back to the 18th century, includes substantial 19th C collections made by traders, and then...

  • The Mobile Museum project is an ambitious three-year collaboration between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Royal Holloway, University of London, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The project traces the global redistribution of ethnobotanical specimens – and thus data about plant uses – via Kew in the 19th and 20thcenturies. As well as addressing major research questions in the history of science,...

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