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MEG Publications

MEG Publications


(Current Version April 2012)


This is the formal governance document of MEG, and is lodged with the Charity Commission.


MEG Constitution 2012 PDF

Forward Plan


This Forward Plan, put together by MEG Chair and Committee, outlines the areas of growth and development MEG committed to trying to achieve between 2012-2015.


MEG Forward Plan 2015

MEG Forward Plan 2012 PDF




Ethics Guidelines

Guidance notes on ethical approaches in museum ethnography.

(First published in Journal of Museum Ethnography 15, March 2003)


MEG Ethical Guidance Notes PDF


 Human Remains Guidelines


MEG Guidelines on Management of Human Remains.


The Museum Ethnographers Group drew up its first set of professional guidelines on the treatment of human remains in 1991.


See below for full document.


MEG Human Remains Guidelines PDF

Latest Blog Posts

  • Ethnographic MuseumUniversity of Zurich13 March - 28 October 2018Ethnographic museums find themselves in a period of change, trying to devise new ways of representing different cultures. Furthermore, they need to account for their own history, because many objects in their collections – as well as their museum practices themselves – bear traces of the colonial past. In the process, cooperation between ethnographic museums in the...

  • ICOM‐ICME 51st Annual Conference 2018 October 9‐12 2018Estonia National Museum, Tartu, Estonia Keynotes confirmed: Wayne Modest, Pille Runnel, Philipp Schorch, Andrea WitcombCALL FOR PAPERS ICOM ICME invites proposals for contributions to our 2018 annual conference, "Re‐ imagining the Museum in the Global Contemporary.” We invite you to join us in Estonia to reflect upon the complex context(s) in which museums exist today, and to creatively examine the...