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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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Upcoming FREE event: Identification workshop on the 15th October at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter. The workshop will be led by Paolo Viscardi, Curator at the Horniman Museum and aim to make material identifications easier, with particular focus on natural and organic materials including how to tell the difference between human and animal bone, whale ivory and elephant ivory etc. For more information visit the events pages of the MEG webiste. Places are limited, book your place today here.

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Latest Blog Posts

  • I always find exploring other museum collections and meeting colleagues working in other institutions a rewarding experience. Julia Nicholson and I, both from the Collections Department at the Pitt Rivers Museum, recently visited the British Museum to see the temporary exhibition Indigenous Australia enduring civilisation. as part of a special tour of the exhibition, which included a talk by the Curator Gaye Sculthorpe, organised by MEG.We met...

  • Manchester Museum, 1 April - 6 September 2015 Any exhibition about Rapa Nui is inevitably going to be popular and challenging. How to satisfy a public who feel they ‘know’ the island’s most famous inhabitants – the iconic ‘Easter Island heads’ - when the statues themselves are inevitably out of reach on one of the most isolated inhabited islands in the world? This exhibition...