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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.

 ****NEWS FLASH****

MEG have been able to arrange a tour and exclusive curator's talk for MEG members to the British Museum's BP exhibition 'Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation' on Wednesday 29th July. This is a free event for MEG members but numbers are limited so to book your place email our events officer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Mask. Mer, Torres Strait, before 1855  © The Trustees of the British Museum 


Latest Blog Posts

  • Regular MEG conference attenders with long memories will recall that the 2008 conference theme was 'Museum Ethnography at Home'. This conference arose out of a research project at the Pitt Rivers Museum (members of which project helped to host the conference) called (in short-hand) The Other Within. The after-life of this project continues to this day. One of the folklorists and local antiquarians whose collections were...

  • Above: George and a member of the Maori delegation in 1990 at the opening of the exhibition he curatored -  AOTEAROA: The Maori Collections at Manchester Museum.We are very sorry to announce that one of our most loyal and long standing MEG members, George Bankes sadly passed away at the end of June 2015. George's contribution to every MEG conference (including the 2015 conference...