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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

  • University of Oslo, 26, 27, 28 November 2014In the last few years, the politics of collection, representation and curation of Sami heritage in museums have received increased attention and are now engendering new opportunities and challenges for both museum theory and practice.A conference titled "Rethinking Sami cultures in museums" is to be held at the Centre for Museums Studies at IKOS, University of Oslo. The conference is a collaboration between...

  • While musical instruments are the primary medium for transmitting the intangible culture of music they also grounded in material culture.  They require specialist techniques and skills of manufacture that have been subject to adaptation, as supplies of hardwoods and other materials of which instruments were traditionally made become depleted and the potential of new materials is explored and exploited.  Musical instruments reflect cultural values...