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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 this 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 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

  • Project Manager Oxford University Museums, Parks Road, Oxford Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 p.a.  An experienced Project Manager is required to take overall responsibility for coordinating the preparation and movement of reserve museum collections from their current location into two other locations, and for working with University Estates to deliver a suitable storage facility.The Project Manager (PM) will work with staff of the four...

  • Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines 201615 - 18 NovemberUniversity of Cape TownSouth Africa Conference Theme: Ethnographic Imaginings - Place, Space & Time CFP now openTo register, visit With the 2016 theme—Ethnographic Imaginings: Place, Space, and Time—calls for contributors to explore ethnographies as located contextually within meaningful sites and temporal moments. The spaces, places and times we can imagine include explorations of rurality and urbanity, wild and tamed, critical...