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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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New resources from MEG's 2013 ACE funded project 'Engaging Curators', exploring the praticalities of working with and responding to communities are now available on the resources page of the website. We hope that these documents will provide information and advice for our members when embarking on future engagement projects. 


Latest Blog Posts

  • The conservation department at the Pitt Rivers Museum have recently published a short book on ethnographic conservation. The book is well illustrated with case studies from the collections and available to purchase for the modest sum of £5.00 in the Pitt Rivers Museum shop.

  • The collection, interpretation and display of art from the People’s Republic of China, and particularly the art of the Cultural Revolution, have been problematic for museums. These objects challenge our perception of ‘Chineseness’ and their style, content and the means of their production question accepted notions of how we perceive art. This book links art history, museology and visual culture studies to examine how museums...