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Charity

The Museum Ethnographers Group is registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales (no. 1023150).

Being a charity requires us to have a clear set of 'objects' and a statement of public benefit. In MEG's case these are as follows:

MEG's objects as a Charity

The Charity's objects ("the objects") are to advance the arts, culture, heritage and science by supporting the practice of museum ethnography. In particular, but without limiting the foregoing, by the exchange of information and resources between museum staff, academics and others concerned with ethnographic collections, by devising guidelines for good practice, and by furthering cultural understanding.

Public Benefit Statement

The day-to-day activities of MEG largely involve museum professionals, academic and others directly concerned with ethnographic collections, but by exchanging information and resources amongst these groups, the standards and aims of museums of ethnography are raised, which has an impact on museum users and the public at large. MEG membership is available to the general public by means of a tiered pricing system, with a concessionary rate available for those on low incomes. All profits support the work of MEG.

Latest Blog Posts

  • Neck Ornament. (C) Trustees of the Powell Cotton Museum Our project profile this month is by Nicola Stylianou, explaining what she gets up to when she's not being MEG web officer.  This project, which is led by the University of Sussex and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, aims to further both conceptual and applied debates over ‘decolonizing’ public institutions.  In...

  • We need people to put themselves forward for two Committee posts, Secretary and Membership Officer. MEG is run by a committee elected by members at the AGM. There will be two vacancies falling due this year.   If you would like to be more involved in MEG we would be happy to hear from you.  All that is needed is an enthusiasm for museum ethnography, knowledge...

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