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Journal of Museum Ethnography

Journal stack012613The Journal of Museum Ethnography (ISSN 0954–7169) is the journal of record for museum ethnography in the United Kingdom. While it is UK-based, the Journal also regularly includes contributions on museum ethnography outside the United Kingdom.

Contributions cover all aspects of contemporary and historical practice in museum ethnography, including collecting and collectors, conservation, curation, display and exhibition, documentation, ethics, fieldwork, photography, repatriation, research and theory.

It is published annually and distributed free to all members and institutional members. It is also available by subscription for University libraries and overseas institutions at a rate of £40 per annum.

Back copies of the journal have been digitized and have recently been released on JSTOR. Access to this online archive is available for individual members. Members access to JME on JSTOR is no longer provided through this site. From 1st April 2014, new members and those renewing for 2014-2015 will receive an email from JSTOR explaining how they can register and log in to access the Journal of Museum Ethnography through the JSTOR website.

Institutional access can be arranged directly with JSTOR.

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