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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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Look out for information on next year's conference on the conference pages of the website. The 2016 annual MEG conference will be held on the 18th and 19th of April 2016 at Manchester Museum on the topic of 'Faith and Community: Interpreting beliefs in the Modern Museum'. If you would like to submit a paper for the conference please send your title and draft abstract (c.100 words) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at Manchester Museum by 5pm on the 12th February 2016.

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Latest Blog Posts

  • The Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa,Oceania and the Americas (SRU) is offering four scholarships for students enrolled in our distinctive MA course (2016/17). Study is highly flexible, can be tailored to students interests, and combines art-historical, anthropological and archaeological approaches, as well as study visits to UK and European museums. Candidates interested in careers in museum curatorship are especially welcome to...

  •  Wednesday 25th November 2015 Victoria and Albert Museum, London.  Free to all, with a great selection of expert speakers (including Oliver Watson) and also a range of handling sessions.  To book a place please email. Please note that numbers are limited to approx 20, on a first come first served basis. The day is FREE of charge for SSN members and includes lunch. For details and a full...