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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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Upcoming FREE event: Identification workshop on the 15th October at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter. The workshop will be led by Paolo Viscardi, Curator at the Horniman Museum and aim to make material identifications easier, with particular focus on natural and organic materials including how to tell the difference between human and animal bone, whale ivory and elephant ivory etc. For more information visit the events pages of the MEG webiste. Places are limited, book your place today here.

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Latest Blog Posts

  • Bard Graduate Centre and the American Museum of Natural History invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship jointly appointed at Bard Graduate Centre and in the Anthropology Division at the Richard Gilder Graduate School of the American Museum of Natural History. The fellow’s project focuses on a specific area of material culture: Southeast Asian textiles, including textiles from Myanmar,...

  • Early Bird Registration is open now!The organizing group of the Austrian Registrars Committee would like to invite you to Vienna for the 10th European Registrars Conference – ERC 2016 – from June 8 to 10 2016 at Hofburg Vienna.This symposium is a crucial, occupational platform for continuing education, a lively exchange of valuable information and networking among registrars, exhibition and collection managers, art transport and...