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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 enjoyed two day's in sunny Kent at the Powell-Cotton Museum for this year's conference. We would like to send a massive thanks to conference organiser, Inbal Livne and all the staff at the Powell-Cotton for making us feel so welcomed. Having day one of the conference held in the unique setting of the Powell-Cotton's famous dioramas inspired stimulating discussion around the theme of 'Nature and Culture'. Keep an eye on the blog for a conference review for those of you who were unable to join us. 

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Latest Blog Posts

  • Mrs Powell-Cotton buying artefacts in Warrap, South Sudan (1933). Image courtesy of Trustees of Powell-Cotton Museum.I’m pleased to introduce some new research currently being undertaken on South Sudanese material culture. The first phase of this is funded by the British Institute in Eastern Africa and is being conducted by Dr Zoe Cormack...

  • The last month has seen a renewed Swedish public debate about human remains. In the basement of Karolinska Institutet, the institution behind the Nobel Prize in Medicine, a large collection of human skulls and bones was found. It is a reminder of the central role Sweden played in phrenology and race biology, of the central role race biology played in pre-war Sweden. For some...