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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 discussions relating to global collections whether you are working in museums, seeking access to collections, teaching, researching, studying, or just interested.

Central to our work at this time is creating a supportive environment to acknowledge our responsibility to work through the embedded colonial presence in our museums. We seek to address barriers to accessing collections. We aim to help our members focus on tangible action and rethink practice to collectively imagine, and work towards, a different future for our museums and their collections.

MEG is active across the web - please visit our blog and repatriation resource. You can also find us on Instagram, Twitter and 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. Blog posts have included exhibition reviews, event listings, help with identifications and project news but we’re open to suggestions.

 

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Latest Blog Posts

  •  Part of the 'People and Plants: Reactivating Ethnobotanical Collections as Material Archives of Indigenous Ecological Knowledge' AHRC networking project, this workshop (July 14 2022) bridged the gap between the first two in-person sessions, in March at the Powell-Cotton Museum, and in November at National Museums Scotland. While the in-person meetings are focused on collections particular to each museum, the online session was an opportunity...

  • Museum Ethnographers Group are a UK-based, but international collective, whose members include: Museum professionals, academics, researchers & students, artists, activists & enthusiasts Originally established in 1975, MEG has a long history of bringing individuals, institutions and museum collections together to build knowledge and understanding. MEG believes that our museums have an important role to play in building understanding, foregrounding respect, and caring for each other....

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