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Charity

The Museum Ethnographers Group is registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales (no. 1023150).

Being a charity requires us to have a clear set of 'objects' and a statement of public benefit. In MEG's case these are as follows:

MEG's objects as a Charity

The Charity's objects ("the objects") are to advance the arts, culture, heritage and science by supporting the practice of museum ethnography. In particular, but without limiting the foregoing, by the exchange of information and resources between museum staff, academics and others concerned with ethnographic collections, by devising guidelines for good practice, and by furthering cultural understanding.

Public Benefit Statement

The day-to-day activities of MEG largely involve museum professionals, academic and others directly concerned with ethnographic collections, but by exchanging information and resources amongst these groups, the standards and aims of museums of ethnography are raised, which has an impact on museum users and the public at large. MEG membership is available to the general public by means of a tiered pricing system, with a concessionary rate available for those on low incomes. All profits support the work of MEG.

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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