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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******

We are asking all members of MEG to vote on the journal of Museum Ethnography to become a peer reviewed or not, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line 'Peer Review' and either 'Yes' or 'No' in the body text. In this case, a 'No' vote will indicate your wish for JME to continue as it is without the peer-reviewing of any contributions. A 'Yes' vote will indicate your wish for JME's editors to initiate a practice of peer-review for some journal content, likely to commence with JME 31. Members should feel free to express any further opinions on the matter alongside placing thier vote. Voting has been extended until the 31st July 2016, when the results will be published on the website. To read the full debate on the pros and cons of peer review visit the MEG blog

In other news MEG would like say that following on the recent referendum result we promise that MEG, its members and friends will continue to work towards international cooperation, particularly with our museum colleagues in Europe.  





Latest Blog Posts

  • Newcastle University, in conjunction with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM), wishes to appoint an ethnographic curatorial consultant for the Hatton Gallery’s Redevelopment Project.  This is to deliver the interpretation for a small display of African art objects (the Fred Uhlman collection), which is part of Heritage Lottery funded capital redevelopment of the gallery.  The work comprises writing an introductory panel about...

  • Creating African Fashion HistoriesA conference hosted by Royal Pavilion & Museumswith the Sussex Africa Centre / University of Sussexand the University of Brighton The Old Courtroom, 118 Church Street, Brighton Museum & Art GalleryWednesday 2 November 2016 Coinciding with the first major UK exhibition dedicated to contemporary African fashion, Fashion Cities Africa, this one-day conference will explore the possibilities and limitations of dress and fashion history...