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MEG Annual Conference

ConferenceThe Museum Ethnographers Group aims to raise standards in professional practice by enabling the exchange of information between specialists and generalists. The annual spring conference is the key event at which many of these exchanges take place, and is an active interface between museum professionals and university-based researchers.

Usually hosted at a UK museum, the conference involves the presentation of papers around a set theme, as well as a more general session, at which members present their work-in-progress. In recent years, a tradition has been established whereby the final session of the conference is given over to a discussion of issues arising from the conference. The conference is also the occasion when MEG holds its Annual General Meeting.

As well as these formal elements, the conference is an excellent opportunity for networking, or as we like to think of it, making new friends and catching up with old ones. During the evening, on the first day of the conference, there is usually a drinks reception in the museum, followed by a dinner elsewhere.

 

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  • The following conference includes several panels on museums and collections which may be of interest to our members.  ROYAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE14 - 18 September 2020The Anthropology and Geography: Dialogues Past, Present and Future conference is jointly organised by the RAI, the RGS, the British Academy, the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at SOAS, and the BM’s Department for Africa, Oceania and the Americas. The conference...

  •  Buxton Museum and Art Gallery are looking to rehome by free transfer, a number of items from the World Cultures collection that formed part of the former Derbyshire School Library Service. The project is funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, and seeks to find sustainable outcomes for the collection within accredited museums for the continued use of the collection in the public realm for...

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