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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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Booking for the 2017 MEG confernce is now open. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite. 

Call for Papers: Cloth and Costume in Ethnographic Museums: New Directions in Research, Care and Interpretation 

The 2017 Annual Conference of the Museum Ethnographers Group addresses cloth and costume. What is the current state of research into world cultures cloth and costume collections and what new approaches are we developing to understand them better? How are historical textiles and costumes being curated and reimagianed in museums? What are the particular conservation problems of ethnographic textiles and costumes? Are we capitalising on costume's universal appeal in our displays and education programmes?

Titles and 200 word abstracts for papers addressing these and other questions are warmly welcomed from all. Two standard formats are offered to presenters: A full conference paper to last twenty minutes or a shorter ten minute work in progress presentation. Please email your proposed title, abstract and format choice (or any queries) to MEG secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday 6th February. The conference will be held in Glasgow on Thursday 6th - Friday 7th April 2016 








Latest Blog Posts

  • The programme, run by the Museums Association, which promotes radical change in museums, will see in the region of 170 mid-career professionals participate across 3 different strands. Each strand is designed to help participants develop innovative ways of working, influence more effectively and create change for themselves, their colleagues and their organisations. If you are a mid-career professional, looking to be an agent for change in museums then you should consider applying for Transformers.Previous...

  • Chair, Secretary and Events Officer, to be elected at MEG Glasgow Conference AGM, 7 April 2017 The current MEG Chair, Antonia Lovelace, is coming to the end of the three years this role is limited to, so we are looking for nominations for a new Chair, to begin from April 7 2017. The current MEG Secretary, Andy Mills, has also been in post for three...