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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

  • To celebrate the opening of the Asante Goldweights small display the V&A Academy presents ASANTE 1874: Symbols, Proverbs and Gold on Friday 15 November with an opening address by Ghana’s High Commissioner His Excellency Papa Owusu-Ankomah. THE ANTELOPE BRASS WEIGHTThe above brass weight is in the form of an antelope with extended horns. Antelopes were important animals to the Asante. Traditionally, they...

  • Mat weaving on the island of Manono, Western Samoa; © British Museum  Today on the blog we have more information about the interesting and important Endangered Material Knowledge Programme.  Thanks to Nik Petek-Sargeant for writing it for us. In 2018 the British Museum launched a major grant programme that supports ethnographic research into knowledge associated with objects and the built environment. Named the Endangered Material...

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