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MEG Annual Conference

ConferenceThe Museum Ethnographers Group aims to raise standards in professional practice by enabling the exchange of information between specialists and generalists. The annual spring conference is the key event at which many of these exchanges take place, and is an active interface between museum professionals and university-based researchers.

Usually hosted at a UK museum, the conference involves the presentation of papers around a set theme, as well as a more general session, at which members present their work-in-progress. In recent years, a tradition has been established whereby the final session of the conference is given over to a discussion of issues arising from the conference. The conference is also the occasion when MEG holds its Annual General Meeting.

As well as these formal elements, the conference is an excellent opportunity for networking, or as we like to think of it, making new friends and catching up with old ones. During the evening, on the first day of the conference, there is usually a drinks reception in the museum, followed by a dinner elsewhere.

 

Latest Blog Posts

  • We are delighted that Dr Sarah Worden has agreed to write a review of Bristol Museum and Art Gallery's current exhibition.  Sarah is Curator of African Collections at National Museums Scotland.  She has a particular interest in textiles and the role of clothing and dress in the expression of identity so is well place to review this exhibition!Sarah Writes: Bristol Museum...

  • Today we have another project profile, this time from Jack Davy.  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   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...

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