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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

  • The Endangered Material Knowledge Programme (EMKP) is a major new programme that will help preserve the knowledge of traditional material practices and knowledge systems that are in danger of disappearing by providing grants for documentation work. It focuses on the ‘made world’ and how people create, build, repair and use the natural resources and objects to shape their societies, spaces, and bodies. The...

  • Today we have another project profile, this time from Frances Lennard.  If you wish to have a project, collection or object you are working on profiled on the MEG blog then please email web@museumethnographersgroup.org.uk   Dr Mark Nesbitt, Dr Andy Mills and Dr Adrienne Kaeppler examining a rare Samoan upeti at Kew. We have recently come to the end of a three-year...

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