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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

  •  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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