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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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In the coming months be sure to look out for new resources added to the resources page of the website. The outcome of MEG's 2013 ACE funded project 'Engaging Curators', exploring the praticalities of working with and responding to communities will soon be available in the form of case studies, a literature review, some further reading and a review of recent practice. We hope that these documents will provide information and advice for our members when embarking on future engagement projects. 


Latest Blog Posts

  • MEG is calling for any Africanists among our members to sit on the working group for the project Africa Accessioned. The Africa Accessioned project was initiated by the International Committee of Museums of Ethnography (ICME) which is working in partnership with the Southern African Development Community Heritage Association (SADCHA). The Africa Accessioned project has just started and is currently setting up a working group...

  • Supported by the The Art FundBackgroundArt photography collections are held at regional museums, libraries and archives across the country but often without specialist curatorial expertise. Peer support for curators working with photography collections is limited. There is currently no Subject Specialist Network for Photography, and no active planning, programming, research, information exchange, scholarship or training that is more formally coordinated between UK institutions. As...