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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

  • A variation on the Egyptian New Kingdom shoulder harp, ennangas (arch harps) have for hundreds of years formed part of the rich musical heritage of Uganda. Used traditionally to accompany the singing voices of men, ennangas are recognisable by their elegant bowed neck, delicately laced strings, and falcate–shaped sound box which is usually covered by an animal skin.  Though often played at festivals and...

  • 1886.1.1332 Sisi FaleA new website Cook Voyage Collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum designed to provide researchers and the general public with access to all the information that the Pitt Rivers Museum holds about the objects in its care that were collected on the famous Pacific voyages of Captain James Cook (1728–1779) was launched in June. At its heart is a searchable catalogue that...