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Information for contributors

Editor: Ali Clark (National Museums Scotland)

   

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Editorial Board 2017–18:

Chair of MEG: Sue Giles (Bristol Museum and Art Gallery)

 

Editor: Ali Clark (National Museums Scotland)

 

Deputy Editor: Inbal Livne (Powell-Cotton  Museum, Kent)

 

Book Reviews Editor: Harriet Hughes (University of Sussex) 

 

Gallery & Exhibtion and Electronic Reviews Editor: Polly Bence (Bristol and Exeter University, South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership)

 

 

Contributing Editors:

Claire Wintle (University Of Brighton)

Emma Martin (World Museums, Liverpool)

Laura Peers (Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford)

Len Pole (Independent Museum Consultant) 

  General

 

The Journal of Museum Ethnography (JME) is published annually by the Museum Ethnographers Group (MEG) and distributed free of charge to all members at the beginning of the membership year (April to March). It is also available by subscription.

 

JME is the journal of record for museum ethnography in the United Kingdom. Contributions are therefore invited on all aspects of contemporary and historical practice in museum ethnography, including collecting and collectors, conservation, curation, display and exhibition, documentation, ethics, fieldwork, photography, repatriation, research, and theory.

 

All submitted articles should be original works and not concurrently under consideration by any other publication. Please send submissions of articles, and contributions to the editor as an email attachment (MS Word is preferred) to:

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JME does not publish unsolicited reviews. Material and suggestions for review should be sent to the appropriate editor: for books, Harriet Hughes (University of Sussex; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.); for new galleries and exhibitions, Polly Bence (Post-graduate researcher, Bristol and Exeter University, South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

Articles should not exceed 8,000 words. Shorter contributions of no more than 4,000 words—including research notes and ‘work-in-progress’ reports on recent acquisitions and discoveries, conferences, exhibitions, projects, etc.—are especially welcome. Contributions on museum ethnography as practised outside the United Kingdom are also welcome.

 

Book reviews should be between 1000–2000 words in length. Gallery and exhibitions reviews should be under 1500 words in length and accompanied by three images (for image conventions see below).

If you are planning to sumbit an article please consult the 'Full Guidance for Contributors' for information about layout, style, citations, images and our editing process.

 

Further Information

Further information on all matters relating to the Journal is available from the editor.

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