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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

  • After visiting Cherokee objects in the British Museum stores; three-hundred-year-old baskets and more modern pieces collected in the 1970s, the Warriors of Anikithua, dance troupe of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians sat down with the Beyond the Spectacleteam for an interview. Together we discussed the provenance, the history and the technique of the objects on display, and when asked for their...

  • Last Saturday the British Museum hosted an afternoon of events relating to the development of African museums. Sam Nixon, head of the Africa section, explained the events were part of a wider series of closed workshops and discussions that had been happening at the BM over the previous two days. He placed the events in the context of … The events included Hartwig Fischer...

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