meg log header med





2009 Conference: 'Amateur Passions / Professional Practice: ethnography collectors and collections'

Conference Organiser: Sue Giles

2-3 April, Bristol

Over the last two centuries, museums and the academic discipline of anthropology have developed, bringing increasing professionalism into curatorship and fieldwork. But look at any museum collection, and it is clear that the ?amateur? has been and still is important in ethnographic collecting. What divides the amateur from the professional, and what brings them together? The focus of this year?s conference is on collectors and collections: what drives the one and creates the other?

Latest Blog Posts

  • Today we have another guestblog, this time Helen Anderson, Project Curator at the British Museum discusses what the museums photography collection reveals and also what it conceals.  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  Helen writes:As a project curator in the Africa department at the British Museum, I...

  • C19th Japanese paper sample from Kew’s Economic Botany CollectionRegistration has opened for this Conference, to be held at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th May 2019. Full details of the programme and a link to booking registrationare now available. The conference will bring together scholars from the UK and overseas with a shared interest in the mobility...

.