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MEG Activities

MEG functions as a lively, informal group of peers who hope to learn from each others' experiences.

Members play an important role in the development of this exciting area of museum research and practice, and members of the committee are always keen to receive suggestions for new activities from members.

At present, the main activities of MEG include:

  • Publishing the Journal of Museum Ethnography, a prestigious annual journal
  • Organising an annual spring conference, normally hosted by a member institution
  • Coordinating smaller scale events. These include visits to museums and new exhibitions, normally with talks or tours by their curators and a recent highlight of the events programme was a trip to Paris.
  • Circulating a regular newsletter to members by email
  • Maintaining the MEG website and online discussion forums (coming soon)

MEG keeps in touch with its members through the e-newsletter, but Blog postings appear more regularly, and notifications of these are circulated through Twitter and Facebook.

Latest Blog Posts

  • Art Fund launches the fourth round of New Collecting Awards.The New Collecting Awards programme aims to support curators across the UK to build critical professional skills by pursuing new avenues of collecting for their museums. Offering 100% funding for focused collecting projects of the highest quality, the scheme enables curators to expand museum collections of fine art, design or visual culture into exciting new areas,...

  • Collecting Papua New Guinea; what, where, when, why, and howBristol Museum and Art Gallery has an extensive collection of material culture and archival material from Papua New Guinea collected from the 1920s until the 1980s by missionaries, colonial administrators, and aid development workers. It includes clothing, body adornment, ritual paraphernalia, domestic utensils, ceramics, musical instruments, and archival records.  The aim of the PhD is...

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