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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.

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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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 Booking for the 2017 MEG confernce is now open. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite. 

Cloth and Costume in Ethnographic Museums: New Directions in Research, Care and Interpretation 

Glasgow, Thursday 6th - Friday 7th April 2017 

The 2017 Annual Conference of the Museum Ethnographers Group addresses cloth and costume. What is the current state of research into world cultures cloth and costume collections and what new approaches are we developing to understand them better? How are historical textiles and costumes being curated and reimagianed in museums? What are the particular conservation problems of ethnographic textiles and costumes? Are we capitalising on costume's universal appeal in our displays and education programmes?








Latest Blog Posts

  • Annual Conference 2017 'Changing Tides'Reading Museum, Reading Town Hall, The University of Reading and The Museum of English Rural Life29th and 30th June 2017 Call for contributions, papers, workshops, roundtable discussions and other presentations on the theme of: Museums and Cultural Identity in a post-2016 landscapeGuidance on topics for discussion2016 has been a monumental year for the world as a whole and the effects of its events on museums...

  • Part-time Head of ConservationPitt Rivers Museum,OxfordGrade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 p.a. (pro rata)The Museum seeks a Head of Conservation who will be responsible for managing all aspects of conservation and collections care of approximately 300,000 ethnographic and archaeological objects, plus an equal number of photographs and manuscripts. As a member of the Pitt Rivers Museum strategic planning team, the Head of Conservation contributes to...