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MEG's Ambitions

Rather than a "Mission Statement", members of the MEG Committee have agreed on a threefold set of ambitions.

We hope our members will help us to achieve these over the coming years:

Membership of the Museum Ethnographers Group should be an attractive proposition, and all members should feel valued and involved in the life of the group

  • All professionals working with ethnographic collections in museums should become and remain members of MEG
  • All students considering a career in museum ethnography should consider becoming members of MEG
  • All those working in related fields in universities should consider joining MEG
  • All members coming towards the end of their careers in museum ethnography should continue to be members
  • All UK museums with ethnographic collections should be institutional members of MEG


The Journal of Museum Ethnography should be recognised as the essential publication in the field

  • The Journal of Museum Ethnography should increase its circulation, increasing the income it generates for MEG
  • All major international ethnographic museums should subscribe to the Journal of Museum Ethnography
  • All English language universities teaching related subjects should subscribe to the Journal of Museum Ethnography

 

MEG should be recognised across the UK museums sector as the central body to consult on issues concerning ethnographic collections

  • The Website should reflect the active involvement of MEG in current issues and events
  • The Newsletter should function to involve members in news and events as they unfold
  • The MEG conference should continue to attract presentations from established professionals as well as those beginning their careers, and should retain the friendly feel that participants value
  • MEG should be able to present a strong and professional image to other bodies in the sector, such as the Museums Association, Arts Council England, the DCMS, and the Royal Anthropological Institute

Latest Blog Posts

  • Buxton Museum and Art Gallery is looking for help to identify ethnographic material and for advice on potential restitutions.  These objects were purchased between 1940 and 1988,  and were subsequently part of the Derbyshire Schools Library Service collections. They are looking for people who can help identify objects from:·       South Pacific (around 85 objects)·       Africa (around 119 objects)·       North America (around 33 objects)·       Australia...

  • Claire Wintle (University of Brighton) and Helen Mears (Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove) are hosting a workshop at the forthcoming Museums Association conference and would love for MEG members to join us! The session will focus on “New Skills and Opportunities for World Cultures Curating” (Friday 4 Oct; 12:10-13:10, Brighton Centre Auditorium). Speakers include Rebecca Bridgman (Chair, SSN...

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