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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****

Call for papers deadline 12 January for the MEG 2015 conference on the theme of 'Nature and Culture in Museums'. The conference is to be held at the Powell-Cotton Museum on the 20th - 21st April 2015. For full details on the call for papers see the MEG blog. News of how to book and a full programme will be out later in the New Year, be sure keep visiting the website for updates! 


Latest Blog Posts

  • ‘Nature and Culture in Museums’Museum Ethnographers Conference 2015 at the Powell-Cotton Museum20th-21st of April 2015Collecting and studying the natural world and ethnography simultaneously has occurred in a ‘museum’ setting since the time of John Tradescant the elder in the early seventeenth century. This relationship between nature and culture continued well into the twentieth century, for both private collectors and publicly accessible museums. The Powell-Cotton...