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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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See our events page for full details of the next MEG event, a free event at Brighton Museum on the 3rd of December as part of the 'Uncovering Ethnography in Kent and Sussex' project. The symposium will explore ways of making better use of ethnographic collections in the South East. 


Latest Blog Posts

  • A symposium to explore 'Making better use of Ethnographic Collections in the South East Region.' 10.30am - 4.30pm Wednesday 3rd December 2014Old Courthouse Lecture TheatreBrighton MuseumFREE EVENTThis symposium forms part of the 'Uncovering Ethnography in Kent and Sussex' (Uniques) Project, and a Museum Ethnography Group (MEG) Events Programme for 2014. Uniques is a regional collections review and community engagement project with 5 partner museums in...

  • The Horniman Museum and Gardens, like many other anthropology museums, holds vast weaponry collections from across the globe.In reviewing these collections as part of the Collections, People, Stories project (2012-2015) and planning for a potential re-display, we have been confronted with many of the complex intellectual and ethical questions regarding their interpretation and display.This two-day conference, to be held on the 26th - 27th...